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Fast Facts for Physical Therapists in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Napa, Chico and San Luis Obispo
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Visalia, Bakersfield and San Jose
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Santa Ana, San Diego and Riverside

Salaries for Physical Therapists in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Santa Ana, San Francisco and Merced

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More California Physical Therapy Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Los Angeles
Doctorate
43,871
Northridge
Doctorate
39,916
Long Beach
Doctorate
37,776
San Diego
Doctorate
34,688
San Jose
Doctorate
32,154
Sacramento
Doctorate
30,510
San Francisco
Doctorate
29,045
Fresno
Doctorate
24,405
Carson
Masters
14,731
Azusa
Doctorate
10,020
Orange
Doctorate
8,542
Stockton
Doctorate
6,128
Loma Linda
Doctorate
4,444
Pomona
Doctorate
3,839
Fresno
Masters
3,564
Los Angeles
Doctorate
3,496
San Francisco
Doctorate
3,145
San Marcos
Doctorate
2,352
Oakland
Doctorate
1,907
San Rafael
Masters
1,835
Claremont
Bachelors
1,062
Los Angeles
Doctorate
377
Cerritos
Bachelors
277
South Gate
Associates
100

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Physical Therapists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Physical Therapists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Physical Therapists relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield270 $101,370
Chico160 $100,830
El Centro40 $89,560
Fresno680 $98,180
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade1090 $99,470
Salinas180 $103,120
San Diego-Carlsbad1700 $93,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim8040 $94,210
Madera30 $102,800
Merced70 $128,040
Modesto260 $97,190
Napa50 $97,290
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura580 $86,340
Redding120 $105,810
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario1310 $94,010
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward2790 $96,680
Stockton-Lodi330 $84,420
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara1030 $100,120
Vallejo-Fairfield300 $102,920
Visalia-Porterville130 $98,970
Yuba City40 $98,090
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande130 $96,880
Santa Cruz-Watsonville150 $105,930
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara220 $99,450
Santa Rosa240 $101,910

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