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Physical Therapists Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,030
25th Percentile Wage
$72,720
50th Percentile Wage
$85,150
75th Percentile Wage
$99,330
90th Percentile Wage
$118,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical therapists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $118,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,030.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31.26
25th Percentile Wage
$34.96
50th Percentile Wage
$40.94
75th Percentile Wage
$47.76
90th Percentile Wage
$57.16

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physical therapists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.16. The median hourly salary is $40.94. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.26.

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
201685,150-0.33%5.80%
201585,4302.62%-
201483,1900.53%-
201382,7503.07%-
201280,210--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physical therapists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physical therapists in state of Washington ranges from $74,420 to $96,200. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Washington is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $96,200. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Wenatchee-East Wenatchee (mean annual salary $93,440). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $74,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$96,200
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$93,440
Longview
$91,020
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$90,260
Olympia
$90,240
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$88,250
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$88,040
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$87,790
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$85,660
Bellingham
$83,970
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$83,620
Yakima
$83,500
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$82,970
Spokane
$79,690
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$79,340
Tacoma
$78,450
Bremerton-Silverdale
$77,900
Lewiston
$74,420



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