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Therapists Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of therapists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare therapists salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Therapists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,030
25th Percentile Wage
$61,000
50th Percentile Wage
$77,870
75th Percentile Wage
$97,090
90th Percentile Wage
$117,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for therapists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) therapists is $117,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid therapists is $48,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of therapists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$77,870
1.85% 8.62%
2016
$76,430
1.31% -
2015
$75,430
2.17% -
2014
$73,790
1.63% -
2013
$72,590
1.97% -
2012
$71,160
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Compare Therapists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of therapists in 42 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for therapists occupations is the home health care services industry with an annual salary $88,580. The lowest paying industry is the offices of optometrists industry (annual salary $48,540). For detailed therapists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Home Health Care Services
$88,580
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$85,650
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$83,740
Outpatient Care Centers
$83,530
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$83,180
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$82,590
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$82,480
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$82,230
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$78,730
Offices of Physicians
$78,690
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$77,270
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$76,900
Offices of Chiropractors
$76,570
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$76,480
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$76,430
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$76,320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$74,400
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$73,500
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$72,920
Hospitals - Privately owned
$72,820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$72,480
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$72,470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$72,260
Child Day Care Services
$71,260
Hospitals - State government owned
$70,630
Hospitals - Local government owned
$69,530
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$69,340
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$68,500
Social Assistance
$67,660
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$67,600
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$66,920
Individual and Family Services
$66,100
Ambulance Services
$60,950
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$60,780
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$59,210
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$58,600
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$58,520
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$57,110
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$55,220
Other Residential Care Facilities
$54,390
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$51,330
Offices of Optometrists
$48,540

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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