Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) Salary

A Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) earns an average salary of $67,189 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Home Health/Home Care, Wound Care, and Geriatrics.

$52,803 - $88,523
(Median)
$53K
$67K
$89K
MEDIAN: $67,188
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$29.26 - $48.66
(Median)
$29
$38
$49
MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$52,803 - $88,523  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,862  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$57,064 - $95,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 942
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$29.26 - $48.66  
   
Overtime
$33.87 - $66.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,862  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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).
)
$57,064 - $95,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 714
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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

National Average: $72,112

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Experience Affects Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) Salaries


Wound Care
up arrow 12%


Rehabilitation
up arrow 2%

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

National Average
$72,000

Orthopedics
up arrow 1%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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