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Physical Therapists Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for physical therapists in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physical therapists amongst Kentucky 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 Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,410
25th Percentile Wage
$69,270
50th Percentile Wage
$83,800
75th Percentile Wage
$97,020
90th Percentile Wage
$106,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical therapists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,410.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28.08
25th Percentile Wage
$33.29
50th Percentile Wage
$40.29
75th Percentile Wage
$46.64
90th Percentile Wage
$51.38

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physical therapists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $51.38. The median hourly salary is $40.29. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28.08.

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
201683,800-0.13%2.02%
201583,9100.94%-
201483,1200.91%-
201382,3600.30%-
201282,110--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physical therapists in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physical therapists in state of Kentucky ranges from $69,520 to $91,770. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Kentucky is Bowling Green with a median annual salary of $91,770. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $89,400). The lowest paying area is South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bowling Green
$91,770
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$89,400
Elizabethtown
$84,070
Owensboro
$83,210
Lexington-Fayette
$82,730
Louisville-Jefferson County
$81,630
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$77,630
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$76,830
Evansville
$74,200
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$69,520


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