2016 Physical Therapy (PT) Salary Survey

See the results of our 2016 Physical Therapy Salary Survey and how your pay compares to other PT professionals around the country

Every year at ADVANCE, we painstakingly gather data from across the country to produce our eagerly awaited Salary Survey. This time, we crunched the extensive numbers to produce revealing charts that break down salary figures by gender, region, degree, experience, location, role, and more!

A total of 1,023 rehabilitation professionals contributed through the ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine website between Nov. 1, 2015, and Jan. 31, 2016. The participants included 669 physical therapists, 292 physical therapist assistants, 31 professors, and another 31 respondents who classified themselves as “other.” Our national results provide in-depth information about physical therapy salaries across the United States.

Over the next several weeks, we’ll also roll out detailed region-specific PDFs below that break down the data by Northeast, Mid-Atlantic/Lower Great Lakes, South, Midwest, and West, so stay tuned! ADVANCE thanks our dedicated contributors nationwide and we hope you enjoy reading the results.

genderdivideWho earns more – male or female PTs?
Gender Divide
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Money Matters

The 2016 ADVANCE Salary Survey Results Reveal Who’s Pulling it in.
See more information about the National Survey

NortheastnortheastregionmapThis largest number of respondents to our survey came from this region.
See more information about the Northeast Survey


Mid-Atlantic/Lower Great LakesmidatlantictregionmapThis is the most suburban of all the regions, yet salaries skew slightly lower.
See more information about the Mid-Atlantic Survey


SouthsouthregionmapThough comprised of a wide range of settings, the South region most closely resembles our national results.  See more information about the South Survey


MidwestmidwestregionmapComprised of mostly rural states, the Midwest region features the highest representation of male PTs, and the lowest salary ranges in the country.
See more information about the Midwest Survey


WestwestregionmapWestern PTs and PTAs have been in their fields longer, and earn higher salaries than their colleagues in other regions.
See more information about the West Survey

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