Physical Therapist (PT) Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Physical Therapist (PT) is $64,958 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Home Health/Home Care, Long Term Care, Home Care, Geriatrics, and Wound Care. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Physical Therapist (PT) Salary (?
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$51,221 - $82,517
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MEDIAN: $64,957
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Physical Therapist (PT) Salary (?
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$27.95 - $46.20
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$51,221 - $82,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,845  
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $7,997  
Commission
$983 - $7,000  
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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$54,665 - $90,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,652
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$27.95 - $46.20  
   
Overtime
$28.94 - $63.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,845  
   
Commission
$983 - $7,000  
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $7,997  
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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$54,665 - $90,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,275
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Job Description for Physical Therapist (PT)

A physical therapist is a health care professional who possess a four-year degree and is front and center in assisting individuals who have suffered from a severe accident and need physical rehabilitation.
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Physical Therapist (PT) 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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Physical Therapist (PT) Reviews

What is it like working as a Physical Therapist (PT) at Athletico, Ltd.?
Physical Therapist (PT) in Barrington:
"Love My Job Just Not The Hours."
Pros: Patient care, my coworkers, educational opportunities, having benefits, working with other health professionals.
Cons: The high priority on numbers, late hours, having to do a fair amount of marketing.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries

National Average
$69,000

Skills That Affect Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries

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Rehabilitation
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Acute Care
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Spanish Language
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National Average
$69,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1906 votes.

Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 18%