A Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) earns an average salary of $64,287 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Home Health/Home Care and Geriatrics. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) Total Pay (?
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$50,027 - $83,404
(Median)
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74K
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MEDIAN: $64,287
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Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) Total Pay (?
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$27.87 - $46.48
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$50,027 - $83,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,981  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,057  
Total Pay (?
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$53,625 - $92,700  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,891
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$27.87 - $46.48  
   
Overtime
$32.35 - $63.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,981  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,057  
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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$53,625 - $92,700  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,891
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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 Difference By Location
Toledo
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Indianapolis
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Houston
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San Antonio
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Dallas
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National Average
$69,000
Chicago
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Nashville
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Denver
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Boston
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Wichita
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Los Angeles
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St. Louis
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Austin
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Experience Affects Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) Salaries

National Average
$69,000

Skills That Affect Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) Salaries

Rehabilitation
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Acute Care
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Orthopedics
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Pediatrics
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Physical Therapy
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National Average
$69,000
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Gender
Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 21%
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