The average salary for a Physical Therapist (PT) is $63,889 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Home Health/Home Care, Long Term Care, and Geriatrics. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Physical Therapist (PT) Total Pay (?
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$50,544 - $81,670
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MEDIAN: $63,889
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Physical Therapist (PT) Total Pay (?
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$27.41 - $45.95
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$50,544 - $81,670  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,935  
Profit Sharing
$100.33 - $6,234  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,821  
Total Pay (?
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$53,430 - $89,787  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11,186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$27.41 - $45.95  
   
Overtime
$28.78 - $63.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,935  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,821  
Profit Sharing
$100.33 - $6,234  
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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$53,430 - $89,787  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11,186
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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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Experience Affects Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries

National Average
$68,000

Skills That Affect Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries

Rehabilitation
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Acute Care
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Physical Therapy
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National Average
$68,000
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Gender
Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
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
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 19%
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