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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 amongst Louisiana 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 Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,470
25th Percentile Wage
$62,080
50th Percentile Wage
$78,710
75th Percentile Wage
$104,460
90th Percentile Wage
$127,580

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 $127,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,470.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.30
25th Percentile Wage
$29.85
50th Percentile Wage
$37.84
75th Percentile Wage
$50.22
90th Percentile Wage
$61.33

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physical therapists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.33. The median hourly salary is $37.84. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.30.

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
201678,710-0.18%-0.95%
201578,850-3.64%-
201481,7202.51%-
201379,6700.26%-
201279,460--

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 $54,850 to $100,920. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Louisiana is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $100,920. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Monroe (mean annual salary $100,340). The lowest paying area is Lafayette with a median annual salary of $54,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$100,920
Monroe
$100,340
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$100,000
Alexandria
$98,780
Baton Rouge
$91,850
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$90,110
Shreveport-Bossier City
$83,000
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$82,950
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$72,890
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$69,260
Lake Charles
$65,670
Lafayette
$54,850


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