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Physical Therapists Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for physical therapists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physical therapists amongst Colorado metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Physical Therapists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,390
25th Percentile Wage
$64,140
50th Percentile Wage
$77,990
75th Percentile Wage
$94,050
90th Percentile Wage
$106,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical therapists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,390.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physical therapists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$77,990
3.83% 8.55%
2016
$75,000
0.49% -
2015
$74,630
0.15% -
2014
$74,520
2.27% -
2013
$72,830
2.07% -
2012
$71,320
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physical Therapists in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physical therapists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physical therapists in state of Colorado ranges from $69,070 to $91,540. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Colorado is Pueblo with a median annual salary of $91,540. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $89,580). The lowest paying area is Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pueblo
$91,540
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$89,580
Grand Junction
$87,600
Greeley
$85,260
Colorado Springs
$82,600
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$77,410
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$76,600
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$76,450
Boulder
$76,150
Fort Collins-Loveland
$73,560
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$69,070




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