Get a Job >> Browse Articles >> Salary Guides


Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Physical Therapist

Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Physical Therapist

Physical therapists work a in a variety of settings, from hospitals to private practices to nursing homes. The physical therapy industry has grown immensely over the years due to the aging population and advancements in technology and understanding of the human body. Because many PTs have their own practices, they are able to set their own rates and have seen their salaries grow along with their client lists. Physical therapy is an excellent field for individuals who like hands-on work, enjoy problem-solving, and have a strong desire to help others succeed.

More on Physical Therapists

Salary: $46,510 - $94,810
Min. Education: Master's
Related Careers: Occupational Therapist, Social Worker

Top 10 Highest Paying States for Physical Therapists

State Salary (hourly)
1. California $37.00
2. New Jersey $36.46
3. Maryland $36.11
4. Nevada $26.07
5. Rhode Island $35.92
6. Alaska $35.78
7. Texas $35.54
8. Louisiana $35.23
9. Illinois $35.11
10. West Virginia $35.10

Hourly median salary as calculated by

AllHealthcare School Finder

Save time in your search for a degree program. Use AllHealthcare's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.

* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.