Pediatric Physical Therapist Salary

Most Pediatric Physical Therapists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $63K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $52K, and the top verges on $102K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and one-half have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,502 - $79,798
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$50K
$63K
$80K
MEDIAN: $63,003
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$28.27 - $59.44
(Median)
$28
$38
$59
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,502 - $79,798  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$51,590 - $101,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 493
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$28.27 - $59.44  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $63.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$51,590 - $101,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 352
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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

  • 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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 $69K. Pediatric Physical Therapists bring in $76K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $81K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Pediatric Physical Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Pediatric Physical Therapist Salaries

National Average
$68,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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