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Physical Therapists Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,740
25th Percentile Wage
$69,100
50th Percentile Wage
$83,770
75th Percentile Wage
$100,820
90th Percentile Wage
$120,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical therapists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $120,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,740.

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
$83,770
0.39% 10.80%
2016
$83,440
2.22% -
2015
$81,590
3.63% -
2014
$78,630
2.30% -
2013
$76,820
2.73% -
2012
$74,720
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physical Therapists in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physical therapists in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physical therapists in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $75,570 to $100,110. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $100,110. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Williamsport (mean annual salary $97,670). The lowest paying area is East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $75,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$100,110
Williamsport
$97,670
York-Hanover
$90,990
Reading
$90,690
Lancaster
$90,470
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$90,240
Philadelphia
$90,180
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$86,800
Altoona
$86,340
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$85,830
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$84,780
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$84,260
Lebanon
$81,980
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$80,920
State College
$80,450
Erie
$79,660
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$78,720
Pittsburgh
$78,310
Johnstown
$77,370
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$76,240
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$75,570




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