Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) Salary

A Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) earns an average salary of $68,810 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Home Health/Home Care and Geriatrics.

$56,395 - $90,515
$56K
$69K
$91K
MEDIAN: $69,121
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$30.16 - $50.40
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MEDIAN: $38.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$56,395 - $90,515  
   
Bonus
$725 - $8,260  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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).
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$59,356 - $97,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 402
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$30.16 - $50.40  
   
Overtime
$0.37 - $66.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$725 - $8,260  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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).
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$59,356 - $97,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 275

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT)


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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT)

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 438 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 142 salaries. An experienced Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 153 salaries. A Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 100 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,121

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Key Stats for Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT)

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) Salaries

▲18%

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$73,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT) Salaries


▲10%

▲7%


▲2%

Orthopedics
▼0%

National Average
$73,000


▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 19%
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