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Physical Therapy Schools In Washington State

Physical Therapy classes faculty can choose to work at one of 4 accredited physical therapy schools in Washington State. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of physical therapy and physical therapy training in Washington State, which includes physical therapy training at the following levels:


  1. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Puget Sound

    1500 N Warner, Tacoma, Washington 98416

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Physical Therapy Employment

Washington State 4,110
National 180,280

Of all of the physical therapy professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Washington State.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy professionals In Washington State

3,620 3,540 3,950 3,840 4,110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physical therapy professionals is growing in Washington State. There were 490 more physical therapy professionals working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physical therapy has grown by 14% in Washington State. This is slower than the trend for physical therapy professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of physical therapy professionals has grown by 15% between 2006 and 2010.

Physical Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$68,160 $69,890 $72,550 $73,690 $75,180
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Washington State, as the number of physical therapy professionals is growing, the salaries earned by physical therapy professionals are increasing. The mean salary for physical therapy professionals in 2006 was $68,160 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $75,180 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 9%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of physical therapy, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid physical therapy professionals earning 75% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington State state.

Average Salaries for Physical therapy professionals and related professions in Washington State

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Sports Medicine

In Washington State, physical therapy professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Physical Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


As the number of physical therapy professionals is increasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited physical therapy schools in Washington State state is also increasing. In 2006, 110 students graduated from physical therapy courses in Washington State. And in 2010, 138 students graduated.

This represents a 25% increase in the number of physical therapy degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. A majority of these graduates, or 75%, graduated with a doctor's degree in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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