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Physical Therapists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of physical therapists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare physical therapists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Physical Therapists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$63,410
25th Percentile Wage
$74,260
50th Percentile Wage
$82,900
75th Percentile Wage
$92,320
90th Percentile Wage
$102,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical therapists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) physical therapists is $102,530. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $82,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physical therapists is $63,410.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of physical therapists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201682,9001.23%6.26%
201581,8802.82%-
201479,5700.99%-
201378,7801.36%-
201277,710--

Compare Physical Therapists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of physical therapists in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for physical therapists occupations is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $86,580. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $75,770). For detailed physical therapists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$86,580
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$82,900
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$82,900
Federal government, including USPS
$82,900
State government, including schools and hospitals
$81,430
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$81,180
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$80,410
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$75,770

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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