Physical Therapy Pay in Tennessee - TN

The average Tennessee physical therapist salary is $85,000.  This is comparable to neighboring states such as Kentucky and Missouri and over the 75th percentile for the national salary range.  Additionally, physical therapists have a wide variety of specialty certifications to choose from that can offer an increase in salary.

Examples of these include prosthetics, stroke care, wound care, pediatrics, orthopedics, vestibular care, and manual treatments.  Average salaries for select cities in the state of Tennessee are as follows:

Chattanooga $77,000
Clarksville $78,000
Johnson City $89,000
Knoxville $86,000
Maryville $86,000
Memphis $75,000
Murfreesboro $75,000
Nashville $75,000


Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA ) & American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association are both excellent resources for students and professionals alike.  Each is a membership driven organization that is overseen by a board of directors selected for office by the members themselves.   Information on a variety of topics, including issues affecting the profession, journal articles, continuing education opportunities, scholarship and award offerings, and marketing the profession to the public are all available either on the web or by contacting the associations directly.  Membership dues are charged and the amounts are dependent on your level of membership (i.e. student, licensed, retired). 

Tennessee Physical Therapy Association
4205 Hillsboro Rd, Ste 317
Nashville TN 37215
(615) 269-5312 (phone)
(615) 297-5852 (fax)

American Physical Therapy Association
1111 N Fairfax St
Alexandria VA 22314
(703) 684-2782 (phone)
(703) 684-7343 (fax)

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