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Highest Paying Cities for Physical Therapists

The top 100 highest paying cities for physical therapists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of physical therapists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $144,210, Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas is the highest paying city for physical therapists. It is followed by Morristown, Tennessee (average annual salary $122,970). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of physical therapists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Physical Therapists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$144,210
180
2 Morristown, Tennessee
$122,970
50
3 Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$120,060
40
4 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$116,180
220
5 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$110,550
310
6 Visalia-Porterville, California
$107,330
60
7 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$107,200
1,150
8 Modesto, California
$106,940
200
9 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$105,350
1,150
10 El Centro, California
$104,690
40
11 Victoria, Texas
$104,140
110
12 Napa, California
$103,810
70
13 Corpus Christi, Texas
$103,180
250
14 North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$102,580
190
15 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
$102,070
250
16 Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas
$101,940
170
17 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$101,800
160
18 Harrisonburg, Virginia
$101,550
120
19 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$101,150
1,120
20 Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$100,920
170
21 Monroe, Louisiana
$100,340
60
22 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$100,250
50
23 Chico, California
$100,210
130
24 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$100,040
290
25 Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$100,000
130
26 Merced, California
$99,770
70
27 Salinas, California
$99,340
180
28 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$99,300
100
29 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$98,880
2,970
30 Alexandria, Louisiana
$98,780
100
31 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$98,490
1,170
32 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$98,110
1,900
33 Laredo, Texas
$97,860
90
34 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$97,760
270
35 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$97,690
70
36 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$97,460
130
37 Florence, South Carolina
$97,360
130
38 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$97,270
110
39 Dothan, Alabama
$97,210
120
40 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$96,780
260
41 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$96,450
1,170
42 Springfield, Illinois
$96,430
240
43 Redding, California
$96,270
110
44 Central Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$96,200
40
45 Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$96,090
250
46 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$96,030
190
47 San Angelo, Texas
$95,950
40
48 Fresno, California
$95,850
600
49 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$95,520
1,970
50 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$94,950
1,650
51 Gadsden, Alabama
$94,890
60
52 Las Cruces, New Mexico
$94,890
150
53 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$94,700
330
54 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$94,670
100
55 Gary, Indiana
$94,490
390
56 Huntsville, Alabama
$94,470
130
57 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$94,430
790
58 Danbury, Connecticut
$94,320
220
59 Dayton, Ohio
$94,050
590
60 Fairbanks, Alaska
$93,930
60
61 Naples-Marco Island, Florida
$93,870
270
62 Dalton, Georgia
$93,560
200
63 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
$93,550
230
64 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$93,480
410
65 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$93,470
5,160
66 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$93,440
90
67 South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$93,420
130
68 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$93,290
4,230
69 East Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$93,240
100
70 Valdosta, Georgia
$93,180
50
71 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Virginia
$93,100
290
72 Macon, Georgia
$93,070
170
73 Camden, New Jersey
$93,010
1,050
74 Abilene, Texas
$92,810
130
75 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
$92,800
300
76 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$92,760
110
77 Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$92,670
160
78 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$92,490
7,730
79 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$92,490
1,430
80 Waco, Texas
$92,480
110
81 Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida
$92,430
100
82 Pueblo, Colorado
$92,170
90
83 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$92,130
40
84 Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$92,130
200
85 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$91,990
60
86 St Marys County, Maryland
$91,930
50
87 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$91,850
600
88 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$91,790
9,030
89 Bowling Green, Kentucky
$91,770
100
90 Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$91,710
150
91 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$91,510
5,700
92 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$91,430
4,490
93 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$91,380
1,310
94 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$91,260
770
95 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina
$91,250
120
96 Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$91,230
60
97 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$91,220
60
98 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$91,210
160
99 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$91,190
130
100 Pocatello, Idaho
$91,130
50
See also: Highest paying industries for physical therapists.