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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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,870
25th Percentile Wage
$68,520
50th Percentile Wage
$83,440
75th Percentile Wage
$101,350
90th Percentile Wage
$121,520

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 $121,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,870.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.34
25th Percentile Wage
$32.94
50th Percentile Wage
$40.11
75th Percentile Wage
$48.73
90th Percentile Wage
$58.42

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physical therapists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $58.42. The median hourly salary is $40.11. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.34.

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
201683,4402.22%10.45%
201581,5903.63%-
201478,6302.30%-
201376,8202.73%-
201274,720--

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 $69,750 to $98,110. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $98,110. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Harrisburg-Carlisle (mean annual salary $90,820). The lowest paying area is Johnstown with a median annual salary of $69,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$98,110
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$90,820
Philadelphia
$89,530
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$89,150
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$89,030
Erie
$88,480
Reading
$88,240
Williamsport
$87,430
Lancaster
$87,250
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$86,930
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$86,780
York-Hanover
$85,690
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$81,430
Altoona
$81,170
Lebanon
$79,900
Pittsburgh
$76,790
State College
$75,980
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$75,760
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$75,570
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$75,090
Johnstown
$69,750


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