Therapists Salary Information

The salary statistics of therapists are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of therapists in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of therapists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The therapists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Therapists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for therapists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) therapists is $114,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,000. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 148% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of therapists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Table 2. Therapists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of therapists in 12 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for therapists occupations is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector with an annual salary $80,790. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $46,090).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Health Care and Social Assistance
Federal, State, and Local Government
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Finance and Insurance
Educational Services
Retail Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Wholesale Trade
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)


Highest paying industries for therapists.