Pediatric Physical Therapist Salary

Pediatric Physical Therapists in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $63K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by about one-half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$49,428 - $80,254
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$63K
$80K
MEDIAN: $63,270
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$29.20 - $63.08
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$0$104K
Salary $49,428 - $80,254
Bonus $400.00 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $1,500
Total Pay (?
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$51,746 - $104,555
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 257
Hourly Data $0$65
Hourly Rate $29.20 - $63.08
Overtime $0.67 - $65.56
Annual Data $0$104K
Bonus $400.00 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $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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$51,746 - $104,555
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 151

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Job Description for Pediatric Physical Therapist

Pediatric physical therapists provide therapeutic services to children who are injured, are physically disabled, have movement problems due to an illness or disease, or were born with certain disabilities. Their goals is to improve and maximize their patients’ functional physical abilities. They treat their patients at hospitals, patients’ homes, patients’ schools, and outpatient clinics. They must document progress toward treatment objectives. They assist in patients’ activities relevant to their therapy. They usually design specific exercise programs for patients to do at home.

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Pediatric Physical Therapist 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pediatric Physical Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Pediatric Physical Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Pediatric Physical Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 253 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pediatric Physical Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Pediatric Physical Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 99 salaries. A Pediatric Physical Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 73 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,705

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Pediatric Physical Therapists that is 51 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Pediatric Physical Therapists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and San Diego (+11 percent). Pittsburgh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Employers in Philadelphia and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Pediatric Physical Therapist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Pediatric Physical Therapist Salaries

▲22%

▲14%

▲13%

National Average
$68,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Pediatric Physical Therapist Salaries

▼0%

National Average
$68,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 31%
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