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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 cities 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$63,270
25th Percentile Wage
$75,360
50th Percentile Wage
$89,970
75th Percentile Wage
$102,610
90th Percentile Wage
$120,210

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 $120,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $63,270.

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
$89,970
3.96% 10.86%
2016
$86,410
3.97% -
2015
$82,980
0.53% -
2014
$82,540
0.45% -
2013
$82,170
2.40% -
2012
$80,200
- -

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 $96,010. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Massachusetts is New Bedford with a median annual salary of $96,010. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton (mean annual salary $94,090). 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
$96,010
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$94,090
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$91,780
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$91,680
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$90,480
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$90,310
Barnstable Town
$89,710
Framingham
$88,940
Springfield
$87,850
Peabody
$87,140
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$85,650
Worcester
$80,140
Pittsfield
$77,970
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$77,220
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$70,910




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