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Physical Therapists Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,870
25th Percentile Wage
$66,550
50th Percentile Wage
$79,630
75th Percentile Wage
$93,700
90th Percentile Wage
$102,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physical therapists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,870.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.49
25th Percentile Wage
$31.99
50th Percentile Wage
$38.28
75th Percentile Wage
$45.05
90th Percentile Wage
$49.21

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physical therapists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $49.21. The median hourly salary is $38.28. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.49.

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
201679,630-0.70%2.25%
201580,190-1.35%-
201481,2702.40%-
201379,3201.87%-
201277,840--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physical therapists in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physical therapists in state of Wisconsin ranges from $73,780 to $90,880. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Wisconsin is Sheboygan with a median annual salary of $90,880. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Lake County-Kenosha County (mean annual salary $85,600). The lowest paying area is South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $73,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sheboygan
$90,880
Lake County-Kenosha County
$85,600
Janesville
$83,650
Fond du Lac
$81,710
Wausau
$81,410
La Crosse
$81,010
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$80,780
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$80,750
Green Bay
$80,590
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$80,450
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$80,430
Madison
$80,300
Racine
$80,230
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$78,740
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$78,210
Oshkosh-Neenah
$76,910
Eau Claire
$76,800
Appleton
$75,630
Duluth
$75,090
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$73,780


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