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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 $99,840, Nevada is the highest paying state for physical therapists. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $95,960). 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 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
$99,840
$67,150 1,580
2 New Jersey
$95,960
$69,430 6,920
3 California
$94,880
$64,610 19,910
4 Alaska
$91,950
$66,390 460
5 Connecticut
$91,430
$64,350 3,800
6 New Mexico
$90,790
$57,760 1,300
7 Texas
$90,620
$61,980 14,910
8 Illinois
$90,010
$57,960 11,030
9 Maryland
$89,370
$51,080 4,850
10 Virginia
$88,960
$63,670 5,790
11 Mississippi
$86,510
$64,380 1,700
12 Massachusetts
$86,410
$61,190 8,420
13 Virgin Islands
$86,400
$67,460 30
14 Alabama
$86,130
$54,750 2,460
15 Hawaii
$85,780
$61,540 890
16 Delaware
$85,620
$66,470 760
17 Florida
$85,520
$56,440 12,480
18 Tennessee
$85,420
$63,760 4,330
19 Ohio
$85,210
$62,900 7,570
20 Arizona
$85,190
$60,850 3,150
21 Washington
$85,150
$65,030 4,550
22 Georgia
$84,870
$60,620 5,240
23 Michigan
$83,850
$57,920 8,300
24 Kentucky
$83,800
$58,410 2,480
25 Pennsylvania
$83,440
$56,870 10,700
26 South Carolina
$83,160
$53,520 2,670
27 Oregon
$82,690
$64,720 2,660
28 District of Columbia
$82,420
$57,850 670
29 Oklahoma
$82,040
$37,570 1,920
30 Indiana
$81,690
$51,830 4,570
31 New York
$81,230
$57,260 16,390
32 North Carolina
$81,050
$59,250 5,990
33 Kansas
$80,880
$59,600 1,710
34 New Hampshire
$80,630
$62,220 1,520
35 Rhode Island
$80,190
$65,710 910
36 West Virginia
$80,050
$57,480 1,190
37 Utah
$79,690
$46,900 1,720
38 Wisconsin
$79,630
$48,870 4,440
39 Arkansas
$78,870
$31,120 1,940
40 Minnesota
$78,840
$64,790 4,030
41 Louisiana
$78,710
$48,470 2,970
42 Wyoming
$78,140
$58,310 420
43 Iowa
$77,250
$55,590 1,850
44 Montana
$76,860
$54,660 950
45 Idaho
$76,430
$39,590 1,000
46 Vermont
$75,770
$57,210 740
47 Missouri
$75,610
$56,520 4,010
48 Colorado
$75,000
$53,350 4,740
49 Nebraska
$74,800
$52,200 1,600
50 Maine
$74,170
$54,450 1,390
51 South Dakota
$73,660
$54,200 730
52 North Dakota
$73,420
$57,270 640
53 Puerto Rico
$47,010
$22,590 420
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