Outpatient Physical Therapist Salary (July 2024) - Zippia (2024)

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Jennifer Hughes Ph.D.

Average outpatient physical therapist salary


$31.9 hourly rate

Entry-level outpatient physical therapist salary

$40,000 yearly salary

Updated June 25, 2024

How much does an outpatient physical therapist make?

The average outpatient physical therapist salary in the United States is $66,359. Outpatient physical therapist salaries typically range between $40,000 and $108,000 yearly. The average hourly rate for outpatient physical therapists is $31.9 per hour.

Outpatient physical therapist salary is impacted by location, education, and experience. Outpatient physical therapists earn the highest average salary in California.

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Where can an Outpatient Physical Therapist earn more?

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Accountable Healthcare Holdings Corp.$105,807

Club Staffing$84,175

Outpatient Physical Therapist

An outpatient physical therapist with 0-2 years of experience earns an average entry-level salary of $66,517. A mid-career outpatient physical therapist with 3-6 years of experience makes $66,359 a year on average. A senior level outpatient physical therapist with 7-12 years of experience enjoys an average annual salary of $83,087.

According to Jennifer Hughes Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Psychology, and Associate Editor, Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research at Agnes Scott College, "I think many will be impacted because of the economic recession. They will end up taking jobs with lower salaries, if they cannot get jobs that pay more, and that will mean that they will be paid less throughout their careers."

Experience LevelAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
Entry-level outpatient physical therapist$66,500$31.98
Mid-level outpatient physical therapist$72,500$34.87
Senior-level outpatient physical therapist$83,100$39.95

Outpatient Physical Therapist salary estimates from across the web

Based on the latest salary information compiled by Zippia, Glassdoor, Ziprecruiter, SalaryExpert and Comparably, the average salary for an outpatient physical therapist typically falls between $66,359 and $100,521.











Average outpatient physical therapist salary by state

The average outpatient physical therapist salary in California, Arizona, and Washington are the highest in the U.S. The lowest average outpatient physical therapist salary states are New Hampshire, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

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Highest paying states for outpatient physical therapists

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
7New Mexico$69,053$33.20
17North Dakota$40,311$19.38
22New Hampshire$29,299$14.09
24New Jersey$31,310$15.05
27South Carolina$39,042$18.77
38Rhode Island$29,692$14.28
40South Dakota$40,785$19.61
41New York$31,522$15.15
46West Virginia$31,738$15.26
47North Carolina$31,839$15.31
51District of Columbia$27,619$13.28

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Highest paying cities for outpatient physical therapists

The highest-paying cities for outpatient physical therapists are San Francisco, CA, Phoenix, AZ, and Vancouver, WA.

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1San Francisco, CA$91,091$43.79
2Phoenix, AZ$76,788$36.92
3Vancouver, WA$76,708$36.88
4Salem, OR$69,931$33.62
5Albuquerque, NM$69,749$33.53
6San Antonio, TX$64,032$30.78
7Lakewood, CO$55,339$26.61
8Hutchinson, KS$49,908$23.99
9Paducah, KY$44,633$21.46
10Kansas City, MO$44,422$21.36
11Bradenton, FL$41,581$19.99
12Tulsa, OK$41,030$19.73
13Sioux Falls, SD$39,029$18.76
14Minneapolis, MN$37,420$17.99
15Aurora, IL$33,540$16.13
16Waldorf, MD$32,320$15.54
17Pittsburgh, PA$29,131$14.01
18Muskegon, MI$27,733$13.33
19Norwich, CT$27,423$13.18
20Alexandria, VA$27,278$13.11

Outpatient Physical Therapists are the most in-demand in these five cities:

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Phoenix, AZ
  3. Vancouver, WA
  4. Salem, OR
  5. Albuquerque, NM

Outpatient Physical Therapist salary details

An outpatient physical therapist's salary ranges from $40,000 a year at the 10th percentile to $108,000 at the 90th percentile.

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What is an outpatient physical therapist's salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$108,000$9,000$52
75th Percentile$85,000$7,083$41
25th Percentile$51,000$4,250$25
10th Percentile$40,000$3,333$19

Highest paying outpatient physical therapist jobs

The highest paying types of outpatient physical therapists are mental health nurse, licensed professional counselor, and counselor/art therapist.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
Behavioral Health Technician$34,611$2,884$16.6499,503
Behavior Technician$38,026$3,169$18.2847,541
Psychiatric Technician$39,662$3,305$19.0764,888
Behavioral Technician$33,282$2,774$16.0045,287
Mental Health Nurse$106,812$8,901$51.3586,884

Top companies hiring outpatient physical therapists now:

  1. Mayo Clinic Jobs (22)
  2. Thriveworks Jobs (12)
  3. Concentra Jobs (16)
  4. Club Staffing Jobs (13)
  5. PeaceHealth Jobs (22)

Which companies pay outpatient physical therapists the most?

Outpatient physical therapist salaries at Accountable Healthcare Holdings Corp. and Aegis Therapies are the highest-paying according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, the average outpatient physical therapist salary at companies like Concept Rehab and Favorite Healthcare Staffing are highly competitive.

RankCompanyAverage SalaryHourly Rate
1Accountable Healthcare Holdings Corp.$105,807$50.87
2Aegis Therapies$99,089$47.64
3Concept Rehab$98,317$47.27
4Favorite Healthcare Staffing$98,148$47.19
5Suncoast Center$98,134$47.18
6Mayo Clinic$98,031$47.13
7Infinity Rehab$94,978$45.66
8Interstate Rehab$93,271$44.84
9University of California-Berkeley$91,334$43.91
11Aya Healthcare$89,340$42.95
12Tenet Healthcare$89,339$42.95
13American Mobile Healthcare$87,990$42.30
15Careerstaff Unlimited - A Genesis Healthcare Company$87,401$42.02
16Mental Health Partners$86,341$41.51
17Heartland Home Health Inc.$85,608$41.16
18Brooks Rehabilitation$85,242$40.98
20Club Staffing$84,175$40.47

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Outpatient Physical Therapist salary trends

The average outpatient physical therapist salary has risen by $9,289 over the last ten years. In 2014, the average outpatient physical therapist earned $57,070 annually, but today, they earn $66,359 a year. That works out to a 7% change in pay for outpatient physical therapists over the last decade.

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    Recently added outpatient physical therapist salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    PharmericaPhysical Therapist-OutpatientSacramento, CA07/02/2023$102,263
    Valley View HospitalPhysical Therapist OutpatientGlenwood Springs, CO07/02/2023$80,203
    Club StaffingPhysical Therapist-OutpatientNaples, FL07/01/2023$86,089
    Hayes Physical TherapyPhysical Therapist-OutpatientPaoli, PA07/01/2023$65,000
    LinkpasOutpatient Physical TherapistFrederick, MD07/01/2023$72,000
    Back In Action Rehabilitation, S.CPhysical Therapist-OutpatientFond du Lac, WI07/01/2023$72,500
    Ro Health, LLCPhysical Therapist--OutpatientOakland, CA07/01/2023$93,915
    Career Tree NetworkPhysical Therapist-OutpatientPhoenix, AZ07/01/2023$71,942
    LinkpasOutpatient Physical TherapistBoise, ID07/01/2023$75,000
    Orthopedic & Spine TherapyPhysical Therapist-OutpatientLakewood, WI07/01/2023$75,000

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