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Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) Salary (United States)

A Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) earns an average salary of $65,306 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Wound Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Geriatrics.
Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) Salary (?
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$50,535 - $85,545
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $65,305
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Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) Salary (?
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$28.05 - $46.08
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$50,535 - $85,545  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,943  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $1,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,302 - $93,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 900
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$28.05 - $46.08  
   
Overtime
$32.91 - $65.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,943  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $1,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,302 - $93,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 728
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Job Description for Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT)

A licensed physical therapist helps people recover from injuries and illnesses. They use a variety of techniques - such as exercise, electrical stimulation, massage, and hot or cold compresses - to help patients with injuries or chronic conditions improve their range of movement, restore function, learn how to adjust to disabilities, and manage pain. Licensed physical therapists often specialize in a specific discipline, such as sports medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, neurology, or cardiopulmonary physical therapy.
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Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) Tasks
  • Administer manual exercises, massage or traction to help relieve pain, increase patient strength or decrease or prevent deformity.
  • Perform an initial exam, evaluate medical records and physician's referral and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response and progress in patient's chart or computer database.
  • Discharge patient from physical therapy when projected outcomes have been attained and provide for follow-up care or referrals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Toledo
up arrow 17%
Indianapolis
up arrow 11%
Charlotte
up arrow 6%
Houston
up arrow 3%
Dallas
up arrow 2%
San Antonio
up arrow 2%
Chicago
up arrow 1%
National Average
$70,000
Denver
up arrow 1%
Cleveland
up arrow 4%
Philadelphia
up arrow 6%
Boston
up arrow 10%
Los Angeles
up arrow 12%
St. Louis
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Austin
up arrow 15%
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Experience Affects Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) Salaries

National Average
$70,000

Skills That Affect Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) Salaries

Wound Care
up arrow 18%
Rehabilitation
up arrow 4%
Orthopedics
0%
Physical Therapy
0%
National Average
$70,000
Acute Care
up arrow 1%
Pediatrics
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 21%