As of 2015, the annual salary of a physical therapist is roughly $79,700. The lowest 10 percent earn about $68,300, while the highest 10 percent make approximately $92,100. A majority of physical therapists have about a year of experience and have a master's degree, according to Salary.com
A physical therapist's location also determines his wages. Some of the most popular cities for physical therapists to work include Chicago, New York, Denver, Los Angeles and Seattle. While a majority of physical therapists work in the health care industry, some work in the education, government and nonprofit industries. Therapists work with doctors to create treatment plans and implement them.