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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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,390
25th Percentile Wage
$69,950
50th Percentile Wage
$84,160
75th Percentile Wage
$96,950
90th Percentile Wage
$107,960

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 $107,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,390.

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
$84,160
0.43% 2.44%
2016
$83,800
-0.13% -
2015
$83,910
0.94% -
2014
$83,120
0.91% -
2013
$82,360
0.30% -
2012
$82,110
- -

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 $66,270 to $88,770. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Kentucky is Bowling Green with a median annual salary of $88,770. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Owensboro (mean annual salary $87,030). The lowest paying area is Evansville with a median annual salary of $66,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bowling Green
$88,770
Owensboro
$87,030
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$86,580
Lexington-Fayette
$85,690
Elizabethtown
$82,950
Louisville-Jefferson County
$81,650
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$79,670
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$77,490
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$76,280
Evansville
$66,270




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