Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Physical Therapists in New York

Find Schools Near

Physical Therapists in New York

Is New York a good place for you to work as a Physical Therapist?

32.7% Jobs Projection
$85,100 Median Salary
1,490 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Physical Therapists in New York are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Physical Therapists in New York is growing faster than average.

  • Physical Therapists in New York earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Physical Therapists Work in New York?

16,660 people worked as Physical Therapists in 2018 in this state.

There were 15,750 Physical Therapists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 910 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,850 Physical Therapists working in it, which means New York has more Physical Therapists than average.


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Physical Therapists in this state are growing at a rate of 32.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 28.0%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,490 annual job openings, and a total of 24,950 jobs for New York Physical Therapists in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 17,700 annual jobs and 306,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Physical Therapists Make in New York?

In 2018 wages for Physical Therapists ranged from $60,880 to $121,430 with $85,100 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $29.27 to $58.38. The median hourly rate was $40.91.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $39.46 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.45.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New York Metros for Physical Therapists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Physical Therapists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 16,580 $92,450
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 1,170 $73,390
Rochester, NY 1,000 $74,270
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 830 $77,450
Syracuse, NY 630 $75,950
Utica-Rome, NY 270 $75,840
Glens Falls, NY 150 $75,150
Kingston, NY 150 $83,890
Binghamton, NY 150 $86,240
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 90 $80,230
Ithaca, NY 70 $91,280
Elmira, NY 70 $79,270

Top States for Physical Therapists Employment

View the list below to see where most Physical Therapists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 20,630 $97,610
New York 16,660 $85,100
Texas 16,120 $91,060
Florida 12,750 $87,840
Pennsylvania 11,720 $84,620
Illinois 10,750 $88,970
Massachusetts 8,320 $92,060
Michigan 7,970 $88,940
Ohio 7,570 $86,970
New Jersey 7,560 $95,690
Virginia 6,470 $90,960
North Carolina 6,110 $86,600
Colorado 5,250 $81,460
Washington 5,210 $86,090
Wisconsin 5,040 $85,430
Georgia 5,000 $86,310
Indiana 4,920 $83,100
Maryland 4,860 $89,020
Minnesota 4,740 $85,100
Tennessee 4,580 $85,240

Below are the states where Physical Therapists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Nevada $97,950
California $97,610
Alaska $96,660
New Jersey $95,690
Connecticut $94,790
New Mexico $93,250
Delaware $93,160
Massachusetts $92,060
Texas $91,060
Virginia $90,960

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation NY Employment Total

What Major Will Prepare You For a Physical Therapist Career?


More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.