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Physical Therapists Salary Information in Massachusetts

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$61,190
25th Percentile Wage
$72,470
50th Percentile Wage
$86,410
75th Percentile Wage
$99,570
90th Percentile Wage
$116,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical therapists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $116,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $61,190.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29.42
25th Percentile Wage
$34.84
50th Percentile Wage
$41.54
75th Percentile Wage
$47.87
90th Percentile Wage
$55.95

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physical therapists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $55.95. The median hourly salary is $41.54. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29.42.

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
201686,4103.97%7.19%
201582,9800.53%-
201482,5400.45%-
201382,1702.40%-
201280,200--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physical therapists in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physical therapists in state of Massachusetts ranges from $70,910 to $97,270. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Massachusetts is New Bedford with a median annual salary of $97,270. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton (mean annual salary $91,190). The lowest paying area is North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Bedford
$97,270
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$91,190
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$91,030
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$90,760
Barnstable Town
$88,360
Framingham
$87,530
Peabody
$86,990
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$86,430
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$85,980
Springfield
$85,820
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$83,660
Worcester
$81,230
Pittsfield
$76,040
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$70,910


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