Pediatric Physical Therapist Salary

Pediatric Physical Therapists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $63K annually for pay. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Although the larger part have medical coverage and approximately one-half have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$49,567 - $80,657
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$63K
$81K
MEDIAN: $63,315
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$28.69 - $62.82
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MEDIAN: $39.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,567 - $80,657  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $4,983  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$51,409 - $102,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$28.69 - $62.82  
   
Overtime
$46.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$484.79 - $4,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$51,409 - $102,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 183

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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

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


Pediatric Physical Therapists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $64K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $75K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $77K in this role. As Pediatric Physical Therapists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $83K.

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Key Stats for Pediatric Physical Therapist

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Pediatric Physical Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$68,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Pediatric Physical Therapist Salaries

Pediatrics
▼0%

National Average
$68,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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