What Are The Training Requirements for Physical Therapists?

Physical therapists need a doctoral or professional degree.

Degrees for Physical therapists
Typical education of Physical therapists
Percent
Less than High School 0.3
High School 0.8
Some College 1.4
Associates Degree 3.6
Bachelors Degree 33.5
Masters Degree 25.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 34.9

What Is the Employment Outlook for Physical Therapists?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 71,000 more physical therapists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 128,000 more.

This career includes 210,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Physical Therapists Make?

On average, physical therapists make $41.93 per hour or $87,220 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Physical Therapists?

Hourly income for Physical therapists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Physical therapists $27.97 $33.98 $41.06 $48.50 $58.71
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $23.60 $28.74 $37.49 $53.60 $84.62
Therapists $22.12 $28.11 $36.07 $45.37 $54.98
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Physical Therapists?

Annual salary for Physical therapists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Physical therapists $58,190 $70,680 $85,400 $100,880 $122,130
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $49,090 $59,780 $77,980 $111,480 $176,020
Therapists $46,000 $58,470 $75,020 $94,360 $114,360
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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