Physical therapy is a highly lucrative career, but even if you have an advanced degree in physical therapy, it may not lead you to a lucrative career as a physical therapist.
According to the Association of Physical Therapy Professional Associations (APTP), the median salary for physical therapists in the U.S. is $150.7 per hour.
This means that in the last 10 years, there has been a 50 percent increase in the median annual salary of physical therapists, and that this salary increase has been driven by increases in the number of physical therapy certifiers.
These certifiers are the primary path to certification in physical therapies and to earn a living as a professional.
According the APTP, physical therapists have increased their median salary by over 50 percent over the last five years.
With this increase in median pay, it can be difficult to find work as a qualified physical therapist, even with the right credentials.
That is why APTP recently published a report titled Physical Therapy Salary and Education in the US: 2010 to 2022.
This report is intended to help the physical therapist community gain a better understanding of the salary and education requirements for physical therapy.
In addition to a list of physical therapist salaries, the report provides an estimate of the number and type of physical practice certifications required by the industry to qualify for physical therapist certification.
Physical Therapy Career Paths According to The Physical Therapy Industry Association (PTIA), physical therapy is the most popular career in the industry.
This is because physical therapy has been around for over 60 years and is recognized as one of the most successful professions for treating people with chronic conditions such as arthritis and diabetes.
According a recent survey by the PTIA, 70 percent of physical practitioners surveyed indicated that they had experienced an increase in client satisfaction from their physical practice work.
The PTIA report further states that, “a large majority of physical physicians say that their physical therapists provide better quality care and less cost to patients.”
Furthermore, physical therapy was the most common occupational specialty for physical teachers, and physical therapists were the most commonly employed in physical education and health professions.
The study also stated that physical therapists’ overall average age is 38 years, and only 7 percent of respondents were older than 45 years.
According with the PTIAs study, the median age of physical professionals in the United States is 39.5 years.
Therefore, many physical therapists are in their 40s or older.
The report states that the average age of a physical practice is 46.5 to 47.5.
However, the average number of years of practice is about 12 years.
Thus, it is important to note that the median career for physical practitioners is quite short compared to other occupations.
However the median salaries of physical trainers are significantly higher than physical therapists.
The median salary of a training assistant is $45,800, which is a 50% increase over the previous year.
The APTP reports that a physical therapy associate is paid $62,200 in 2020, and a physical therapists associate is $79,400.
This suggests that the growth in physical therapist pay is a result of higher demand for physical professionals.
According The Physical Therapist Salary Survey 2016, physical therapist employment is growing faster than that of other occupational specialties, as well as in all areas of health care, education, and the military.
The survey states that physical therapist jobs are growing faster in health care compared to the general economy, and it also indicates that physical therapy jobs are expected to grow more than any other occupation in the next five years, with the average annual salary growing from $62.9 million in 2020 to $76.8 million in 2022.
According To The National Association of State Boards of Physical Therapists (NASBPT), physical therapists received the highest average annual pay of any occupational specialty, at $89,000.
NASBPT also states that most physical therapists earn $40,000-$60,000 annually.
This average pay is significantly higher, however, compared to physical therapists who earn less than $20,000 annual pay.
NASBs salary survey also indicates the high concentration of physical healthcare professionals in cities and rural areas.
According NASB, physical practitioners have the highest concentration of health professionals, with an average concentration of 24 percent of health professions, and 5 percent of physicians and surgeons.
This may indicate that physical healthcare is growing at a faster pace than other occupations, which also makes it difficult for physical health professionals to find jobs.
However it is not surprising to learn that physical practice occupations are highly concentrated in the states.
Accordingto The Physical Doctor Salary Survey, physical practice practice pays $51,700 in 2020.
This number is significantly more than the $49,000 average salary of all occupations in 2020 and is approximately 50 percent higher than the median pay of physical health professions in the nation.
According also the NASB survey, physical doctors earn $59,000 in 2020; which is the median medical practice