Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT) Salary
An average Entry-Level Physical Therapist can expect to take home roughly $66K per year. With some bonuses approaching $7K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Physical Therapists spread between $56K and $85K depending on individual performance. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. More than half of Entry-Level Physical Therapists (60 percent) survey participants are women. Most Entry-Level Physical Therapists report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Physical Therapist (PT)
Entry-Level Physical Therapists flock to ATI Physical Therapy, RehabCare, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, and Select Medical Corporation, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Kaiser Permanente pays the most with a median salary of $87K, though there is little variation overall ($65K to $103K). Signature Healthcare, LLC, RehabCare, and Kindred Healthcare also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Physical Therapists. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $79K, $76K, and $74K, respectively.
Employees at Results Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, and ATI Physical Therapy can also expect below-average earnings of $63K, $65K, and $66K.
Pay Difference by Location
Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Physical Therapists, 8 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Physical Therapists will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+5 percent), Minneapolis (+4 percent), New York (+4 percent), and Atlanta (+3 percent). St. Louis is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Columbus and Boston (4 percent less).