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Physical Therapist (PT) Salary

The average salary for a Physical Therapist (PT) is $65,965 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Home Health/Home Care, Long Term Care, Home Care, and Geriatrics. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$52,770 - $84,017
(Median)
$53K
$66K
$84K
MEDIAN: $65,964
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$28.46 - $46.93
(Median)
$28
$36
$47
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$52,770 - $84,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,535  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $9,200  
Commission
$1,000 - $18,000  
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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$55,911 - $92,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,348
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$28.46 - $46.93  
   
Overtime
$28.98 - $64.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,535  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $18,000  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $9,200  
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).
)
$55,911 - $92,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,084

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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

  • 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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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.

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
$70,000


Skills That Affect Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries



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Spanish Language
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Rehabilitation
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Acute Care
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Patient Education
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Orthopedics
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Physical Therapy
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Health and Wellness
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Neuroscience
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National Average
$70,000

Neurology Clinic
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1247 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

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: 46% employee benefits None: 18%
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