Physical Therapy Salary in Connecticut - CT
At this time, the average physical therapist salary in Connecticut is roughly $79,250 each year, which makes for an estimated hourly wage of $38.10 per hour. However, experience seems to play a large role in determining how much a physical therapist in Connecticut has the potential to earn. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the highest reported average salary during 2009 was $109,910 per year; nearly 28% higher than the state’s overall average.
At this time, there are about 10.4% Connecticut residents living with disabilities including difficulties with ambulation and limited mobility with climbing stairs, as well as restrictions of reaching, lifting, and carrying items. The majority of these residents could greatly benefit from physical therapy, or at least improve their mobility and function enough to improve their ability to complete normal activities of daily living.
Approximately 3,510 physical therapists are currently employed in Connecticut at this time, while the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that career opportunities for physical therapists could potentially increase 30% by the end of 2018; potentially resulting in more than 1,000 new physical therapy opportunities.
Below are the average salaries throughout Connecticut:
- Bridgeport: $90,980
- Hartford: $78,880
- New Haven: $68,700
- Stamford: $90,980
- Danbury: $77,180
- Norwich: $75,010
- Waterbury: $82,470
Salary figures provided by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics