Physical Therapy Assistants

Median Salary: $49,700   |  

Fundamental members of thriving economies nationwide, physical therapy assistants grossed a median yearly salary of $49,700 in 2010. When you break that annual pay down, it works out to $23.90 an hour. If you are hoping to be making top dollar in your field, getting the proper training is most certainly vital. Salaries can differ considerably by location, education, and experience.

As the U.S. Department of Labor reports, there were a reported 65,960 employed as physical therapy assistants nationwide in 2010. Successful physical therapy assistants are regularly known to be social, realistic, and investigative. The right mix of characteristics and great training is fundamental for people aiming to move up in this field.

Some physical therapy assistants find that it's helpful to cultivate skills such as:

  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Category Flexibility
  • Finger Dexterity

Helpful characteristics for physical therapy assistants include:

  • Concern for Others
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Social Orientation

Physical therapy assistants ready to progress need proper training in:

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Psychology
  • English Language
  • Biology

Regularly called on to perform assisting and caring for others, communicating with supervisors, peers, or subordinates, and judging the qualities of things, services, or people, physical therapy assistants need particular training to succeed in their field. Read on for more information about physical therapy assistants in metro areas nationwide. Find out about everything from salaries to job density.

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Alabama
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Anniston 70 $45,100 $21.70 $51,700 $24.80 186.3%
Birmingham 450 $39,000 $18.70 $52,200 $25.10 82.3%
Decatur 50 $51,100 $24.60 $58,200 $28.00 102.5%
Dothan 50 $49,700 $23.90 $56,000 $26.90 82.3%
Florence 40 $54,700 $26.30 $59,000 $28.40 47%
Gadsden 90 $54,400 $26.20 $60,200 $28.90 413.9%
Huntsville 90 $51,100 $24.60 $57,600 $27.70 -9.6%
Mobile 100 $46,600 $22.40 $52,300 $25.20 11.9%
Montgomery 80 $51,600 $24.80 $58,800 $28.30 -1.7%
Tuscaloosa 80 $32,900 $15.80 $51,700 $24.90 78.2%
Arizona
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
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Job Density
Phoenix 480 $48,400 $23.30 $56,200 $27.00 -44.7%
Prescott NA $57,000 $27.40 $62,000 $29.80 NA
Tucson 120 $48,100 $23.10 $55,400 $26.70 -32%
Arkansas
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
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Job Density
Fayetteville 90 $43,600 $21.00 $51,900 $25.00 -11%
Fort Smith 80 $49,800 $24.00 $58,100 $28.00 39.5%
Hot Springs 30 $46,200 $22.20 $57,000 $27.40 79.8%
Jonesboro 30 $42,900 $20.60 $51,700 $24.90 32.6%
Little Rock 110 $49,700 $23.90 $60,000 $28.90 -32.9%
California
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Fresno 100 $56,500 $27.20 $67,200 $32.30 -37.6%
Los Angeles (Area) 1,790 $59,000 $28.40 $67,300 $32.30 -33.7%
Modesto 30 $58,700 $28.20 $66,900 $32.20 -56.5%
Oakland 290 $56,800 $27.30 $66,800 $32.10 -41.6%
Oxnard 130 $55,400 $26.60 $71,200 $34.20 -10%
Redding 30 $54,500 $26.20 $65,300 $31.40 5.4%
Riverside 550 $57,200 $27.50 $66,000 $31.80 -7.5%
Sacramento 190 $52,700 $25.40 $62,400 $30.00 -55.7%
Salinas NA $61,200 $29.40 $71,000 $34.10 NA
San Diego 440 $59,700 $28.70 $65,600 $31.50 -32.2%
San Francisco (Area) 420 $58,500 $28.10 $68,100 $32.70 -57.6%
San Francisco (City) 130 $61,300 $29.50 $70,700 $34.00 -73.6%
San Jose 220 $58,000 $27.90 $68,700 $33.00 -51.4%
Santa Barbara 30 $44,100 $21.20 $57,300 $27.60 -61.7%
Santa Cruz 40 $62,300 $30.00 $69,300 $33.30 1.3%
Santa Rosa 50 $65,300 $31.40 $70,600 $33.90 -49.3%
Stockton 50 $53,800 $25.90 $59,200 $28.50 -50.3%
Colorado
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Boulder 40 $45,300 $21.80 $50,800 $24.40 -49.7%
Colorado Springs 90 $39,500 $19.00 $46,700 $22.40 -28.9%
Denver 180 $44,500 $21.40 $51,200 $24.60 -70.7%
Grand Junction 30 $50,800 $24.40 $55,600 $26.70 5.8%
Greeley NA $35,300 $17.00 $41,600 $20.00 NA
Pueblo 60 $37,800 $18.20 $46,100 $22.20 103.7%
Connecticut
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bridgeport 60 $60,400 $29.10 $69,700 $33.50 -72.1%
Hartford 190 $60,000 $28.90 $67,400 $32.40 -32.9%
New Haven 120 $52,100 $25.10 $60,200 $29.00 -17%
Norwich 40 $49,700 $23.90 $56,300 $27.10 -44.9%
District of Columbia
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Washington (Area) 1,020 $49,500 $23.80 $59,400 $28.60 -30.6%
Florida
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
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Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Cape Coral 110 $55,100 $26.50 $62,700 $30.20 7.5%
Deltona 70 $52,300 $25.20 $58,700 $28.20 -11%
Gainesville 60 $48,700 $23.40 $54,900 $26.40 0%
Jacksonville 210 $58,100 $27.90 $71,900 $34.60 -29.1%
Lakeland 80 $57,000 $27.40 $69,300 $33.30 -19.3%
Miami (Area) 910 $53,700 $25.80 $61,300 $29.50 -18.5%
Naples 70 $59,600 $28.70 $66,400 $31.90 15%
Ocala 150 $37,400 $18.00 $51,100 $24.50 218.9%
Orlando 320 $56,400 $27.10 $65,400 $31.50 -36.4%
Palm Bay 130 $55,100 $26.50 $64,800 $31.10 27.2%
Panama City 40 $48,200 $23.20 $57,000 $27.40 25.2%
Pensacola 90 $51,600 $24.80 $57,300 $27.50 16.4%
Port St. Lucie 80 $65,800 $31.70 $72,900 $35.10 29.9%
Sebastian 50 $59,500 $28.60 $66,500 $32.00 99.8%
Tallahassee 30 $57,500 $27.70 $65,400 $31.50 -58%
Tampa 870 $59,500 $28.60 $65,200 $31.30 53.6%
Georgia
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Albany 30 $48,200 $23.20 $55,300 $26.60 5.6%
Atlanta 580 $48,900 $23.50 $57,700 $27.80 -49.7%
Augusta 80 $47,200 $22.70 $55,800 $26.80 -27.2%
Gainesville 30 $51,300 $24.70 $57,800 $27.80 -13.3%
Macon 60 $54,600 $26.20 $61,100 $29.40 37.8%
Rome 40 $56,900 $27.40 $64,900 $31.20 131.2%
Valdosta NA $50,400 $24.20 $62,100 $29.90 NA
Hawaii
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Honolulu 150 $32,100 $15.40 $44,400 $21.30 -31.2%
Idaho
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
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Boise City 60 $53,500 $25.70 $64,900 $31.20 -51.3%
Illinois
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bloomington 50 $40,800 $19.60 $46,000 $22.10 18.9%
Chicago (Area) 2,410 $53,000 $25.50 $62,200 $29.90 11.6%
Decatur NA $49,800 $23.90 $60,800 $29.20 NA
Peoria 120 $43,800 $21.00 $52,600 $25.30 39.7%
Rockford 120 $52,200 $25.10 $64,000 $30.80 62.8%
Springfield 50 $37,500 $18.00 $45,000 $21.60 -0.8%
Indiana
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Elkhart 30 $50,500 $24.30 $59,700 $28.70 -39.9%
Evansville 170 $47,300 $22.80 $52,500 $25.30 92.5%
Fort Wayne 150 $50,800 $24.40 $59,200 $28.50 52.8%
Indianapolis 710 $56,000 $26.90 $63,600 $30.60 61.1%
Lafayette 40 $34,500 $16.60 $52,700 $25.40 3.1%
South Bend 50 $52,000 $25.00 $56,600 $27.20 -28.3%
Terre Haute 40 $53,200 $25.60 $58,000 $27.90 3.1%
Iowa
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Cedar Rapids 80 $43,800 $21.10 $53,000 $25.50 10.6%
Davenport 80 $49,900 $24.00 $56,100 $27.00 -9.8%
Des Moines 130 $43,600 $21.00 $51,200 $24.60 -21.2%
Iowa City 60 $41,400 $19.90 $55,000 $26.40 40.7%
Waterloo 60 $36,100 $17.30 $43,200 $20.80 36.4%
Kansas
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Manhattan 60 $42,800 $20.60 $47,700 $22.90 90.4%
Topeka 170 $51,300 $24.70 $65,400 $31.50 210.2%
Wichita 180 $53,800 $25.90 $61,900 $29.70 21.2%
Kentucky
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bowling Green 70 $52,800 $25.40 $61,500 $29.60 149.7%
Elizabethtown 40 $44,600 $21.40 $51,400 $24.70 79.2%
Lexington 290 $41,200 $19.80 $50,800 $24.40 132.2%
Louisville 410 $51,300 $24.70 $59,200 $28.50 36.4%
Owensboro 50 $45,500 $21.90 $49,300 $23.70 114.8%
Louisiana
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Baton Rouge 180 $50,400 $24.20 $64,300 $30.90 -4.6%
Lafayette 90 $32,100 $15.40 $37,500 $18.00 17.9%
Lake Charles 50 $52,100 $25.10 $66,500 $32.00 17%
Monroe 40 $49,400 $23.80 $64,100 $30.80 7.9%
New Orleans 170 $40,400 $19.40 $50,200 $24.20 -35.5%
Shreveport 130 $45,100 $21.70 $51,200 $24.60 42%
Maine
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Portland 50 $51,200 $24.60 $56,800 $27.30 -51.8%
Maryland
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Baltimore 670 $57,900 $27.80 $66,800 $32.10 4.8%
Cumberland 60 $45,600 $21.90 $57,300 $27.50 224.1%
Hagerstown 30 $49,700 $23.90 $57,200 $27.50 -31.2%
Salisbury 40 $50,000 $24.10 $56,100 $27.00 48.7%
Massachusetts
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Barnstable Town 80 $54,200 $26.00 $64,500 $31.00 69.7%
Boston (Area) 1,610 $51,900 $24.90 $60,300 $29.00 28.9%
Springfield 230 $51,400 $24.70 $59,100 $28.40 57.4%
Worcester 300 $51,200 $24.60 $56,600 $27.20 181.1%
Michigan
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Ann Arbor 50 $42,800 $20.60 $48,100 $23.10 -47.8%
Battle Creek 60 $50,700 $24.40 $57,600 $27.70 120.6%
Detroit (Area) 1,060 $41,600 $20.00 $47,500 $22.80 20.8%
Flint 150 $44,200 $21.20 $50,800 $24.40 120.4%
Grand Rapids 280 $38,600 $18.50 $45,600 $21.90 48.4%
Kalamazoo 50 $47,900 $23.00 $54,300 $26.10 -27.2%
Lansing 80 $42,900 $20.60 $47,000 $22.60 -24.1%
Muskegon 60 $39,500 $19.00 $45,400 $21.80 98.3%
Saginaw 80 $40,300 $19.40 $44,600 $21.50 100.6%
Minnesota
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Duluth 80 $43,500 $20.90 $49,000 $23.60 29.9%
Mankato 40 $42,900 $20.60 $46,900 $22.50 23.3%
Minneapolis 420 $44,100 $21.20 $48,000 $23.10 -52.2%
Rochester 50 $46,500 $22.40 $52,100 $25.10 3.1%
St. Cloud 50 $41,800 $20.10 $47,400 $22.80 11.4%
Mississippi
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Gulfport 30 $35,200 $16.90 $48,900 $23.50 -35.5%
Hattiesburg 40 $26,700 $12.90 $29,500 $14.20 31.2%
Jackson 130 $32,400 $15.60 $43,300 $20.80 2.9%
Pascagoula 50 $30,700 $14.80 $35,200 $16.90 83.4%
Missouri
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Cape Girardeau 30 $52,700 $25.40 $57,800 $27.80 41.2%
Joplin 40 $48,800 $23.50 $59,600 $28.60 7.5%
Kansas City 490 $47,700 $22.90 $56,000 $26.90 -0.8%
Springfield NA $52,000 $25.00 $56,000 $26.90 NA
St. Joseph 70 $46,100 $22.20 $52,100 $25.10 149.5%
St. Louis 920 $43,900 $21.10 $51,700 $24.90 40.7%
Nebraska
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Lincoln 40 $42,900 $20.60 $50,900 $24.50 -55.1%
Omaha 170 $46,500 $22.30 $55,700 $26.80 -25.2%
Nevada
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Las Vegas 250 $56,600 $27.20 $63,100 $30.30 -40.1%
Reno 40 $37,600 $18.10 $60,000 $28.80 -62.2%
New Hampshire
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Hourly Wage
Job Density
Manchester 70 $45,500 $21.90 $55,600 $26.70 29.3%
New Jersey
City/Area Employees Median
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Hourly Wage
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Atlantic City 30 $51,700 $24.90 $60,000 $28.90 -50.3%
Trenton 50 $52,900 $25.40 $63,100 $30.30 -52.2%
New Mexico
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
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Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Albuquerque 120 $40,600 $19.50 $53,000 $25.50 -36%
Farmington 30 $44,100 $21.20 $48,200 $23.20 39.1%
Las Cruces 40 $34,700 $16.70 $40,200 $19.30 26.8%
New York
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Albany 190 $42,500 $20.40 $46,500 $22.40 -15.2%
Binghamton 70 $38,900 $18.70 $44,300 $21.30 28.7%
Buffalo 230 $36,800 $17.70 $41,200 $19.80 -15.4%
Glens Falls 60 $38,900 $18.70 $42,500 $20.40 125%
New York (Area) 2,690 $52,700 $25.40 $60,800 $29.30 -36%
Poughkeepsie 170 $47,800 $23.00 $54,300 $26.10 36.8%
Rochester 220 $36,400 $17.50 $44,100 $21.20 -11%
Syracuse 180 $37,400 $18.00 $44,000 $21.10 17.1%
Utica 90 $35,500 $17.10 $40,400 $19.40 38.5%
North Carolina
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Asheville 150 $49,300 $23.70 $58,200 $28.00 70.7%
Charlotte 380 $55,300 $26.60 $60,500 $29.10 -9.6%
Durham 100 $59,100 $28.40 $65,100 $31.30 -27.7%
Fayetteville 120 $50,300 $24.20 $58,700 $28.20 84.6%
Goldsboro 40 $46,000 $22.10 $51,500 $24.80 89.6%
Greensboro 160 $49,600 $23.80 $56,600 $27.20 -10.6%
Greenville 50 $54,200 $26.10 $59,600 $28.70 31.6%
Hickory 60 $47,100 $22.70 $53,600 $25.80 -13.5%
Raleigh 180 $53,000 $25.50 $62,600 $30.10 -31%
Rocky Mount 100 $55,100 $26.50 $63,400 $30.50 239.5%
Wilmington 80 $53,000 $25.50 $59,800 $28.70 10.6%
Winston-Salem 70 $53,600 $25.80 $58,500 $28.10 -32.9%
Ohio
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Akron 210 $56,100 $27.00 $61,900 $29.80 29.5%
Canton 240 $49,000 $23.50 $56,700 $27.30 195.6%
Cincinnati 720 $55,700 $26.80 $69,100 $33.20 43.2%
Cleveland 1,080 $53,500 $25.70 $59,900 $28.80 115.6%
Columbus 650 $49,900 $24.00 $55,900 $26.90 42.2%
Dayton 340 $51,600 $24.80 $59,600 $28.70 82.5%
Lima 40 $44,100 $21.20 $49,300 $23.70 63%
Mansfield 60 $53,000 $25.50 $63,500 $30.50 144.3%
Springfield 40 $59,400 $28.60 $67,300 $32.30 52.4%
Toledo 400 $52,600 $25.30 $59,800 $28.70 174.2%
Youngstown 300 $45,900 $22.10 $54,500 $26.20 171.1%
Oklahoma
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Lawton 60 $50,600 $24.30 $64,800 $31.20 172.1%
Oklahoma City 510 $47,900 $23.00 $58,300 $28.10 78.2%
Tulsa 360 $43,100 $20.70 $52,400 $25.20 70.1%
Oregon
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bend 30 $51,600 $24.80 $61,500 $29.60 12.7%
Eugene 50 $56,400 $27.10 $64,800 $31.20 -33.1%
Portland 350 $49,200 $23.70 $54,800 $26.40 -29.7%
Salem 30 $48,900 $23.50 $52,700 $25.30 -54.1%
Pennsylvania
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Allentown 180 $45,600 $21.90 $52,400 $25.20 4.6%
Altoona 40 $34,600 $16.60 $39,800 $19.10 23.5%
Erie 70 $36,800 $17.70 $42,800 $20.60 5.8%
Harrisburg 180 $43,400 $20.90 $53,600 $25.80 15.8%
Johnstown NA $38,100 $18.30 $44,100 $21.20 NA
Lancaster 140 $44,900 $21.60 $52,600 $25.30 22.4%
Philadelphia (Area) 1,400 $45,700 $22.00 $57,200 $27.50 2.9%
Pittsburgh 1,050 $40,400 $19.40 $50,400 $24.20 84.4%
Reading 210 $48,200 $23.20 $55,300 $26.60 157%
Scranton 190 $43,400 $20.90 $50,800 $24.40 45.3%
State College 30 $36,200 $17.40 $40,300 $19.40 -12.5%
York 110 $44,200 $21.30 $55,600 $26.70 22.7%
Rhode Island
City/Area Employees Median
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Providence 550 $53,500 $25.70 $59,600 $28.70 182.5%
South Carolina
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Job Density
Anderson 40 $51,100 $24.60 $57,500 $27.60 43.5%
Charleston 170 $45,200 $21.70 $53,700 $25.80 17%
Columbia 280 $51,800 $24.90 $58,100 $28.00 62.2%
Florence 50 $56,700 $27.30 $63,400 $30.50 22.4%
Greenville 90 $48,600 $23.40 $56,400 $27.10 -38.7%
Myrtle Beach 40 $42,400 $20.40 $49,700 $23.90 -28.5%
Spartanburg 40 $49,000 $23.60 $56,700 $27.30 -30.1%
South Dakota
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
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Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Sioux Falls 110 $33,600 $16.20 $37,500 $18.00 65.5%
Tennessee
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Chattanooga 360 $51,400 $24.70 $62,500 $30.10 219.7%
Clarksville 60 $44,900 $21.60 $48,300 $23.20 38.9%
Cleveland 60 $64,700 $31.10 $69,800 $33.60 240.7%
Johnson City 60 $49,500 $23.80 $59,100 $28.40 51.6%
Kingsport 80 $63,000 $30.30 $73,600 $35.40 39.7%
Knoxville 380 $45,300 $21.80 $54,200 $26.00 130.8%
Memphis 290 $57,500 $27.60 $66,800 $32.10 -5.6%
Morristown 30 $50,600 $24.30 $57,400 $27.60 38.5%
Nashville 560 $47,500 $22.80 $57,900 $27.80 53.6%
Texas
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Amarillo 80 $52,600 $25.30 $60,400 $29.00 38.7%
Austin 200 $48,600 $23.40 $58,000 $27.90 -49.9%
Beaumont 40 $58,000 $27.90 $72,900 $35.00 -55.5%
Brownsville NA $79,700 $38.30 $92,700 $44.60 NA
College Station 40 $63,600 $30.60 $72,700 $35.00 -12.1%
Corpus Christi NA $73,400 $35.30 $96,100 $46.20 NA
Dallas (Area) 930 $60,600 $29.10 $71,200 $34.30 -36.8%
El Paso 160 $55,300 $26.60 $67,200 $32.30 12.5%
Houston 1,090 $57,400 $27.60 $71,500 $34.40 -16.2%
Killeen 40 $56,600 $27.20 $66,700 $32.10 -32.8%
Laredo 80 $74,300 $35.70 $91,900 $44.20 92.3%
Longview 70 $68,200 $32.80 $81,000 $38.90 37.6%
Lubbock 30 $40,700 $19.60 $69,500 $33.40 -45.3%
McAllen 150 $76,300 $36.70 $110,900 $53.30 30.3%
Midland 40 $57,700 $27.70 $65,700 $31.60 16.4%
San Antonio 340 $61,400 $29.50 $74,600 $35.90 -20.4%
Sherman 50 $88,400 $42.50 $100,400 $48.30 147.4%
Texarkana NA $49,200 $23.70 $59,800 $28.70 NA
Tyler 70 $54,400 $26.20 $58,900 $28.30 55.9%
Victoria NA $61,400 $29.50 $66,000 $31.70 NA
Waco 40 $54,000 $26.00 $67,000 $32.20 -16.4%
Utah
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Provo 70 $38,500 $18.50 $46,200 $22.20 -20%
Salt Lake City 220 $33,500 $16.10 $44,600 $21.50 -28.9%
St. George 30 $46,600 $22.40 $51,300 $24.70 29.3%
Virginia
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Blacksburg 40 $43,500 $20.90 $52,300 $25.10 22.2%
Danville 60 $59,300 $28.50 $67,200 $32.30 207.7%
Lynchburg 150 $62,200 $29.90 $77,900 $37.40 197.3%
Richmond 150 $47,900 $23.00 $58,300 $28.00 -51.8%
Roanoke 80 $52,800 $25.40 $59,500 $28.60 9.8%
Virginia Beach 380 $50,200 $24.20 $60,600 $29.10 2.3%
Washington
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bellingham NA $44,400 $21.40 $56,600 $27.20 NA
Bremerton 40 $46,000 $22.10 $50,400 $24.20 6.2%
Kennewick 40 $40,100 $19.30 $47,300 $22.70 -27.2%
Mount Vernon 40 $49,500 $23.80 $60,500 $29.10 74.6%
Olympia NA $52,600 $25.30 $56,900 $27.40 NA
Seattle (Area) 590 $50,000 $24.00 $56,700 $27.20 -28.9%
Spokane 90 $51,900 $24.90 $56,600 $27.20 -10.2%
West Virginia
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Charleston 100 $36,800 $17.70 $43,300 $20.80 35.3%
Huntington 110 $43,800 $21.10 $49,300 $23.70 105%
Morgantown 80 $38,100 $18.30 $50,400 $24.30 174.4%
Parkersburg 50 $38,400 $18.50 $44,300 $21.30 48.9%
Wheeling 50 $37,500 $18.00 $44,500 $21.40 41.2%
Wisconsin
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Appleton 60 $50,600 $24.40 $56,100 $27.00 -3.5%
Eau Claire 30 $44,500 $21.40 $47,000 $22.60 -18.3%
Fond du Lac 30 $64,500 $31.00 $69,900 $33.60 47%
Green Bay 100 $44,300 $21.30 $50,900 $24.50 20.4%
Janesville 40 $45,300 $21.80 $52,000 $25.00 29.9%
La Crosse NA $45,600 $21.90 $51,300 $24.70 NA
Madison 100 $46,300 $22.30 $51,100 $24.60 -40.7%
Milwaukee 440 $46,100 $22.20 $52,400 $25.20 9.1%
Oshkosh 30 $51,100 $24.60 $57,300 $27.50 -29.1%
Racine 70 $45,600 $21.90 $51,300 $24.70 90.2%

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