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9.8% Jobs Projection
$79,890 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Physical Therapists in Rhode Island is growing faster than average.

  • Physical Therapists in Rhode Island earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Physical Therapists Work in Rhode Island?

In Rhode Island, there were 980 people working as Physical Therapists in the year 2018.

There were 900 Physical Therapists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Physical Therapists in RI Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,850 Physical Therapists working in it, which means Rhode Island has fewer Physical Therapists than average.

Physical Therapists in RI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Rhode Island

Jobs for Physical Therapists in this state are growing at a rate of 9.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 28.0%.

Job Projections for Physical Therapists: Nation vs. RI

Rhode Island Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 50 annual job openings, and 1,120 total jobs in 2026 for Physical Therapists in this state.

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

What do Physical Therapists Make in Rhode Island?

In 2018 wages for Physical Therapists ranged from $58,510 to $117,310 with $79,890 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $28.13 to $56.4. The median hourly rate was $38.41.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $38.41 an hour.

Wages between 2017 and 2018 did not increase or decrease.

The median salary in Rhode Island is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Physical Therapists Earnings: RI vs. National Average

Top Rhode Island 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
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 1,180 $81,480
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 200 $95,130

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

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Occupation RI Employment Total
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Occupational Therapists 440
Respiratory Therapists 320
Recreational Therapists 50


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