Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT) Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Physical Therapists is around $64K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Physical Therapists, total cash compensation can vary between $54K and $83K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $5K, respectively. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Physical Therapists is high. More than half of Entry-Level Physical Therapists (62 percent) survey participants are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,636 - $77,780

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$27.09 - $43.04

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$51,636 - $77,780  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,876  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $5,190  
Commission
$1,000 - $8,500  
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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$53,949 - $83,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,764
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$27.09 - $43.04  
   
Overtime
$33.67 - $62.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,876  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $8,500  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $5,190  
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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$53,949 - $83,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,100
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT)


Dominating the field, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, Aegis Therapies, Inc., Select Physical Therapy, and Kindred Healthcare are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Physical Therapists. With a median salary of $86K, Kaiser Permanente offers Entry-Level Physical Therapists the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $61K and are capped at $104K. Other big spenders include RehabCare, Aegis Therapies, Inc., and Kindred Healthcare, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Physical Therapists see paychecks nearing $80K, $73K, or $68K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital — median pay is $60K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $55K and only reaching $75K. Physiotherapy Assoc., Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, and Select Physical Therapy are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries, each pays $65K.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Physical Therapists, 11 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Physical Therapists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+4 percent), Dallas (+4 percent), San Diego (+3 percent), and Philadelphia (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is St. Louis, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Pittsburgh (10 percent lower) and Denver (5 percent lower).

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When I first started, my job was 8 to 5. As services change and become more competitive, my job has longer hours and more patients. This makes it difficult to manage job and family. Many companies are no longer offering part-time positions in the area I work. So, I need to constantly decide between family and work.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries

Long Term Care
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Home Health/Home Care
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Home Care
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Wound Care
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Rehabilitation
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Health and Wellness
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Spanish Language
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Neuroscience
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Physical Therapy
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Patient Education
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Orthopedics
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Acute Care
0%

National Average
$66,000

Neurology Clinic
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Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 530 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 13%
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