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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 amongst 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$99,670
75th Percentile Wage
$91,870
50th Percentile Wage
$81,270
25th Percentile Wage
$69,010
10th Percentile Wage
$57,820

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 $99,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,820.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$47.92
75th Percentile Wage
$44.17
50th Percentile Wage
$39.07
25th Percentile Wage
$33.18
10th Percentile Wage
$27.80

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 $47.92. The median hourly salary is $39.07. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.80.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $81,270 2.46%
2013 $79,320 1.90%
2012 $77,840 3.14%
2011 $75,470 2.79%
2010 $73,420 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for physical therapists in state of Wisconsin from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 10.69%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.90%. We also note that the average annual wage had a relatively large growth of 3.14% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 2.79% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Physical Therapists Wage in Wisconsin vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Physical Therapists
$81,270
Radiation Therapists
$80,140
Recreational Therapists
$36,400
Respiratory Therapists
$57,490
Speech-Language Pathologists
$64,850
Exercise Physiologists
$53,400
Other Therapists
$46,170

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Physical Therapists in Wisconsin Cities

Table 5 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 $74,350 to $91,760. The highest paying area for physical therapists in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $91,760. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Sheboygan (mean annual salary $87,780). The lowest paying area is Duluth with a median annual salary of $74,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$91,760
Sheboygan
$87,780
Wausau
$87,240
Green Bay
$84,750
Eau Claire
$84,450
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$82,860
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$82,120
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$81,780
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$81,590
Fond du Lac
$81,270
Appleton
$81,140
La Crosse
$80,940
Janesville
$80,790
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$80,780
Racine
$79,060
Madison
$78,960
Oshkosh-Neenah
$75,860
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$75,620
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$74,880
Duluth
$74,350

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