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Physical Therapists

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $47.82
Statewide median: $25.22

 

This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Physical Therapists *

Area Low Median High
U S
$40.60 $49.39 $56.28
Minnesota
$42.55 $47.82 $50.53
Central Minnesota
$39.86 $47.12 $51.69
Northeast Minnesota
$41.90 $43.38 $50.79
Northwest Minnesota
$40.84 $47.14 $50.66
Southeast Minnesota
$40.94 $47.82 $50.53
Southwest Minnesota
$40.65 $46.72 $50.32
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$44.64 $47.98 $50.26

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 4,140 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Physical Therapists most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 2,536 new Physical Therapists to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Physical Therapists
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 239,200 288,300 49,100 20.5%
Minnesota 4,436 5,049 613 13.8%
Central Minnesota 455 525 70 15.4%
Northeast Minnesota 258 282 24 9.3%
Northwest Minnesota 344 389 45 13.1%
Southeast Minnesota 585 651 66 11.3%
Southwest Minnesota 293 341 48 16.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,535 2,895 360 14.2%


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