Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT) Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT) earns an average salary of $61,868 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Home Health/Home Care and Long Term Care.
Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT) Total Pay (?
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$50,168 - $75,918
(Median)
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57K
69K
76K
MEDIAN: $61,867
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Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT) Total Pay (?
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$26.08 - $41.84
(Median)
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36
42
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$50,168 - $75,918  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,936  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $5,114  
Commission
$972 - $6,104  
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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$51,873 - $81,645  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,337
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$26.08 - $41.84  
   
Overtime
$32.81 - $61.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,936  
   
Commission
$972 - $6,104  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $5,114  
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).
)
$51,873 - $81,645  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,337
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Houston
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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Phoenix
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National Average
$64,000
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Boston
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Denver
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Pittsburgh
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 12%
Long Term Care
up arrow 11%
Geriatrics
up arrow 9%
Home Care
up arrow 8%
Patient Education
up arrow 5%
Rehabilitation
up arrow 4%
Health and Wellness
up arrow 4%
Wound Care
up arrow 4%
Orthopedics
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Spanish Language
up arrow 3%
Physical Therapy
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Acute Care
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Neurology Clinic
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Pediatrics
0%
Neuroscience
0%
National Average
$64,000

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Gender

Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 13%
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