Mid-Career Physical Therapists can expect to earn an average of $74K per year. Cash earnings for Mid-Career Physical Therapists — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $63K to approximately $97K. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Physical Therapists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Mid-Career Physical Therapists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$60,304 - $90,831
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$60K
$74K
$91K
MEDIAN: $74,379
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$32.24 - $49.14
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$32
$39
$49
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$60,304 - $90,831  
   
Bonus
$508 - $10,057  
Profit Sharing
$1,546 - $6,020  
Total Pay (?
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$63,162 - $97,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,043
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$32.24 - $49.14  
   
Overtime
$40.84 - $67.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$508 - $10,057  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,546 - $6,020  
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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$63,162 - $97,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 863
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Dominating the field, ATI Physical Therapy, RehabCare, Kindred Healthcare, Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, and Athletico, Ltd. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Mid-Career Physical Therapists. Amedisys Home Health Care offers the largest salaries in town — $101K on average.

The lowest salaries can be found at ATI Physical Therapy — median pay is $71K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $65K and only reaching $84K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,184

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Mid-Career Physical Therapists will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 12 percent. Mid-Career Physical Therapists will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+7 percent), Houston (+4 percent), Portland (+4 percent), and New York (+3 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Grand Rapids, 13 percent below the national average. Workers in Nashville and Denver earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 9 percent.

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Skills That Affect Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries

Long Term Care
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Home Care
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Home Health/Home Care
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Geriatrics
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Patient Education
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Neuroscience
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Neurology Clinic
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Wound Care
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Acute Care
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Spanish Language
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Rehabilitation
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Physical Therapy
0%

Health and Wellness
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National Average
$78,000

Orthopedics
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Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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