Information About Physical Therapists

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Training

Physical therapists need master's degree.

Degrees for Physical therapists
Training for Physical Therapists
Percent
Less than High School 0.3
High School 1.8
Some College 1.5
Associates Degree 7.1
Bachelors Degree 41.7
Masters Degree 33.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 14.3

Employment

Represents about 185,000 people in the United States- 8.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 56,000 more physical therapists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 78,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, physical therapists make $38.38 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Physical therapists $26.30 $31.60 $37.60 $44.10 $53.20
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $14.60 $20.30 $28.60 $40.00 $59.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, physical therapists make $79,830 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Physical therapists $54,710 $65,860 $78,270 $91,810 $110,670
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $30,500 $42,330 $59,570 $83,330 $124,550
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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