Monday, June 28, 2021

Physical Therapist Pay in the U.S. Southwest

Data released recently from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there were nearly 221,000 physical therapists (PTs) at work in the United States as of May 2020.  About 22,000 of those working as physical therapists in the U.S. lived in the four-state Southwest region.  The Southwest region is a relatively good one for physical therapist pay, with three of the four states in the region having PT annual mean wage levels higher than the national average.  A deeper dive into BLS data from May 2020 reveals the following about PT employment and physical therapist pay in the U.S. Southwest:

Physical Therapist Pay in the U.S. Southwest

Physical Therapist Pay in the U.S. Southwest

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AZ 3,780 $91,930 15th
NM 1,460 $98,580 6th
OK 1,950 $92,670 13th
TX 14,710 $90,870 21st
U.S. 220,870 $91,680 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 2, 2021


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