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Physical Therapists Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for physical therapists in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physical therapists among Louisiana 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,490
25th Percentile Wage
$64,110
50th Percentile Wage
$80,480
75th Percentile Wage
$105,310
90th Percentile Wage
$127,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical therapists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,490.

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
$80,480
2.20% 1.27%
2016
$78,710
-0.18% -
2015
$78,850
-3.64% -
2014
$81,720
2.51% -
2013
$79,670
0.26% -
2012
$79,460
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physical therapists in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physical therapists in state of Louisiana ranges from $61,640 to $112,990. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Louisiana is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $112,990. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $108,110). The lowest paying area is Lafayette with a median annual salary of $61,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$112,990
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$108,110
Alexandria
$97,910
Baton Rouge
$91,900
Monroe
$91,450
Shreveport-Bossier City
$90,210
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$82,950
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$74,830
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$74,330
Lake Charles
$72,350
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$62,360
Lafayette
$61,640




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