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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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,400
25th Percentile Wage
$73,140
50th Percentile Wage
$85,960
75th Percentile Wage
$99,270
90th Percentile Wage
$116,690

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 $116,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,400.

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
$85,960
0.94% 6.69%
2016
$85,150
-0.33% -
2015
$85,430
2.62% -
2014
$83,190
0.53% -
2013
$82,750
3.07% -
2012
$80,210
- -

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 $75,550 to $97,690. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Washington is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $97,690. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Longview (mean annual salary $93,410). The lowest paying area is Bellingham with a median annual salary of $75,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$97,690
Longview
$93,410
Yakima
$92,920
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$90,510
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$89,140
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$89,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$89,070
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$87,740
Olympia
$86,580
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$86,190
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$86,030
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$84,800
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$81,320
Bremerton-Silverdale
$80,730
Tacoma
$78,510
Spokane
$78,420
Lewiston
$76,960
Bellingham
$75,550




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