Physical Therapist (PT) Salary

The average salary for a Physical Therapist (PT) is $69,111 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Home Health/Home Care, Home Care, Long Term Care, and Geriatrics. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$57,028 - $88,599
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MEDIAN: $69,111
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$29.85 - $49.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$57,028 - $88,599  
   
Bonus
$511 - $9,583  
Profit Sharing
$991 - $8,243  
Commission
$6,700  
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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$58,945 - $96,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5,420
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$29.85 - $49.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.34  
Overtime
$36.75 - $65.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$511 - $9,583  
   
Commission
$6,700  
Profit Sharing
$991 - $8,243  
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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$58,945 - $96,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,794

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Job Description for Physical Therapist (PT)

Physical therapists are directly involved in the recovery of patients with a wide range of medical conditions on a daily basis; problems can range from simple sprained ankles or knees to extreme disabilities, such as strokes. They are generally responsible for helping people regain the abilities to perform basic daily activities and work with patients of all ages, from children to the elderly. Some may work in small outpatient rehab facilities with athletes or those with minor disabilities, or in large inpatient rehab hospitals with those who have more severe disabilities.

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Physical Therapist (PT) 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 Difference by Location

National Average: $73,338

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Physical Therapist (PT) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Physical Therapist (PT)?

Physical Therapist (PT) in Racine:
Pros: Not having to work more than 40 hours. Seeing 1 patient at a time. Good opportunity for growth and many other experienced therapists.
Cons: Paper documentation. Limited technology.

Physical Therapist (PT) in Columbus:
"Rewarding, but not financially."
Pros: It feels great to provide collaborative health care and help people reach their mobility goals.
Cons: 3 years for a Doctorate, now performing important work, and not being compensated properly.

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Key Stats for Physical Therapist (PT)

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 664 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries

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▲14%

▲7%

National Average
$73,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries


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Orthopedics
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Health and Wellness
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Neurology Clinic
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National Average
$73,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 664 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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