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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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,290
25th Percentile Wage
$68,660
50th Percentile Wage
$82,390
75th Percentile Wage
$95,630
90th Percentile Wage
$104,780

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 $104,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,290.

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
$82,390
3.35% 5.52%
2016
$79,630
-0.70% -
2015
$80,190
-1.35% -
2014
$81,270
2.40% -
2013
$79,320
1.87% -
2012
$77,840
- -

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 $76,520 to $92,710. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Wisconsin is Sheboygan with a median annual salary of $92,710. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Appleton (mean annual salary $87,490). The lowest paying area is Duluth with a median annual salary of $76,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sheboygan
$92,710
Appleton
$87,490
Janesville
$86,660
Wausau
$86,370
Lake County-Kenosha County
$86,280
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$85,990
La Crosse
$84,990
Fond du Lac
$84,610
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$84,590
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$84,250
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$83,160
Madison
$81,960
Oshkosh-Neenah
$81,700
Green Bay
$81,500
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$81,250
Racine
$81,080
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$80,780
Eau Claire
$80,660
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$78,390
Duluth
$76,520




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