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Highest Paying States for Physical Therapists

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $97,870, Nevada is the highest paying state for physical therapists. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $97,710). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of physical therapists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Physical Therapists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Nevada
$97,870
$66,570 1,560
2 New Jersey
$97,710
$71,260 7,460
3 California
$95,720
$62,450 20,450
4 Alaska
$94,630
$69,260 500
5 Connecticut
$92,630
$65,240 3,940
6 Texas
$92,310
$60,640 15,930
7 New Mexico
$91,180
$63,420 1,350
8 Massachusetts
$89,970
$63,270 8,690
9 Delaware
$89,920
$67,270 930
10 Illinois
$89,570
$50,610 11,400
11 Maryland
$89,010
$56,830 4,930
12 Virginia
$88,640
$65,180 6,400
13 Hawaii
$88,070
$67,000 950
14 Michigan
$87,150
$61,980 8,250
15 Florida
$87,110
$58,650 12,810
16 Virgin Islands
$86,400
$67,460 30
17 Alabama
$86,350
$56,620 2,520
18 Washington
$85,960
$65,400 5,050
19 Oregon
$85,960
$65,350 2,740
20 Ohio
$85,800
$61,950 7,690
21 Georgia
$85,720
$57,770 5,080
22 Mississippi
$85,670
$64,490 1,720
23 Arizona
$85,550
$62,860 3,400
24 Oklahoma
$85,540
$36,710 2,360
25 North Carolina
$85,260
$64,410 6,190
26 Tennessee
$84,920
$62,950 4,640
27 West Virginia
$84,500
$59,910 1,240
28 Kentucky
$84,160
$58,390 2,460
29 South Carolina
$83,830
$54,540 2,930
30 Wyoming
$83,780
$59,580 470
31 Pennsylvania
$83,770
$56,740 11,300
32 District of Columbia
$82,800
$62,750 660
33 Wisconsin
$82,390
$52,290 4,730
34 Indiana
$82,290
$55,780 5,030
35 Minnesota
$82,260
$63,960 4,230
36 New York
$82,090
$57,240 15,750
37 New Hampshire
$81,830
$64,100 1,380
38 Utah
$81,390
$55,920 1,720
39 Kansas
$80,890
$56,310 1,990
40 Louisiana
$80,480
$51,490 2,950
41 Nebraska
$80,110
$54,500 1,490
42 Rhode Island
$79,900
$63,290 900
43 Iowa
$79,550
$54,810 1,880
44 Missouri
$78,430
$58,040 4,520
45 Colorado
$77,990
$53,390 5,040
46 Montana
$77,750
$55,290 990
47 Arkansas
$77,690
$43,850 1,910
48 Idaho
$76,660
$38,330 1,200
49 North Dakota
$76,480
$59,310 680
50 Vermont
$75,790
$55,240 780
51 Maine
$75,170
$54,110 1,480
52 South Dakota
$74,860
$56,140 800
53 Guam
$58,790
$52,380 30
54 Puerto Rico
$44,050
$21,780 470
See also: Highest paying industries for physical therapists, Top Paying Jobs in America.