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Physical Therapists Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for physical therapists in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physical therapists amongst Tennessee 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$63,760
25th Percentile Wage
$72,310
50th Percentile Wage
$85,420
75th Percentile Wage
$100,280
90th Percentile Wage
$121,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical therapists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $121,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $63,760.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30.65
25th Percentile Wage
$34.76
50th Percentile Wage
$41.07
75th Percentile Wage
$48.21
90th Percentile Wage
$58.57

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physical therapists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $58.57. The median hourly salary is $41.07. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30.65.

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
201685,4200.76%8.18%
201584,7701.65%-
201483,3703.49%-
201380,4602.52%-
201278,430--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physical therapists in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physical therapists in state of Tennessee ranges from $78,890 to $122,970. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Tennessee is Morristown with a median annual salary of $122,970. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $102,580). The lowest paying area is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $78,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Morristown
$122,970
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$102,580
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$96,090
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$93,420
Cleveland
$90,780
Memphis
$86,320
Johnson City
$85,210
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$85,010
Chattanooga
$83,600
Jackson
$82,530
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$82,180
Clarksville
$80,480
Knoxville
$78,890


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