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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 amongst Illinois metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,960
25th Percentile Wage
$73,070
50th Percentile Wage
$90,010
75th Percentile Wage
$107,960
90th Percentile Wage
$128,830

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 $128,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $90,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,960.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.87
25th Percentile Wage
$35.13
50th Percentile Wage
$43.27
75th Percentile Wage
$51.91
90th Percentile Wage
$61.94

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physical therapists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.94. The median hourly salary is $43.27. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.87.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of physical therapists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201690,0104.46%14.80%
201586,0007.22%-
201479,7903.61%-
201376,9100.29%-
201276,690--

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 $74,640 to $96,430. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Illinois is Springfield with a median annual salary of $96,430. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $92,490). The lowest paying area is Champaign-Urbana with a median annual salary of $74,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$96,430
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$92,490
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$91,790
Peoria
$87,640
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$84,090
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$83,480
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$83,230
Bloomington-Normal
$77,340
Rockford
$77,290
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$76,660
Kankakee-Bradley
$74,930
Champaign-Urbana
$74,640


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