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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,950
25th Percentile Wage
$72,060
50th Percentile Wage
$84,920
75th Percentile Wage
$99,160
90th Percentile Wage
$119,720

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 $119,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $84,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,950.

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
$84,920
-0.59% 7.64%
2016
$85,420
0.76% -
2015
$84,770
1.65% -
2014
$83,370
3.49% -
2013
$80,460
2.52% -
2012
$78,430
- -

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 $79,930 to $132,190. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Tennessee is Morristown with a median annual salary of $132,190. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $94,730). The lowest paying area is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $79,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Morristown
$132,190
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$94,730
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$94,590
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$94,450
Cleveland
$86,870
Jackson
$86,420
Memphis
$86,070
Chattanooga
$85,670
Clarksville
$82,650
Knoxville
$82,110
Johnson City
$81,990
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$81,460
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$79,930




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