Pediatric Physical Therapist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Pediatric Physical Therapist is $61,226 per year.
Pediatric Physical Therapist Salary (?
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$48,791 - $78,003
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $61,226
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Pediatric Physical Therapist Salary (?
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$27.64 - $58.53
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$48,791 - $78,003  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,018  
Total Pay (?
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$51,024 - $100,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 431
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.64 - $58.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,018  
   
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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$51,024 - $100,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 336
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Job Description for Pediatric Physical Therapist

Pediatric physical therapists are responsible for aiding children who are either recovering physical abilities that they may have lost due to illness or injury, or maintaining the abilities that a permanently disabled child may have. As such, working as a pediatric physical therapist requires a passion for caring for children as well as patience and a great capacity to guide.
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Pediatric Physical Therapist 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 by Experience Level for Pediatric Physical Therapist

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

Pay Difference By Location

Bozeman
up arrow 11%
Chicago
up arrow 9%
New York
up arrow 1%
National Average
$67,000
Phoenix
up arrow 1%
Houston
up arrow 8%
Atlanta
up arrow 8%
Denver
up arrow 8%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 14%
Rochester
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Experience Affects Pediatric Physical Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$67,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 30%