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Physical Therapists Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for physical therapists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physical therapists among Illinois cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Physical Therapists in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,610
25th Percentile Wage
$71,830
50th Percentile Wage
$89,570
75th Percentile Wage
$107,850
90th Percentile Wage
$129,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical therapists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $129,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,610.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physical therapists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,570
-0.49% 14.38%
2016
$90,010
4.46% -
2015
$86,000
7.22% -
2014
$79,790
3.61% -
2013
$76,910
0.29% -
2012
$76,690
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physical Therapists in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physical therapists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physical therapists in state of Illinois ranges from $76,660 to $95,360. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Illinois is Springfield with a median annual salary of $95,360. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $91,790). The lowest paying area is Kankakee-Bradley with a median annual salary of $76,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$95,360
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$91,790
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$91,120
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$87,040
Champaign-Urbana
$85,710
Peoria
$85,020
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$84,130
Decatur
$83,480
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$82,510
Rockford
$79,340
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$79,000
Bloomington-Normal
$77,340
Kankakee-Bradley
$76,660




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