Registered Physical Therapist Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Registered Physical Therapist is $38.76 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Registered Physical Therapist Salary (?
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$52,524 - $90,651
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $71,397
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Registered Physical Therapist Salary (?
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$29.81 - $48.90
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$52,524 - $90,651  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
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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$59,148 - $100,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.81 - $48.90  
   
Overtime
$36.84 - $69.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
   
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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$59,148 - $100,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 272
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Job Description for Registered Physical Therapist

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Physical Therapist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$78,000
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Experience Affects Registered Physical Therapist Salaries

National Average
$78,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Registered Physical Therapist Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
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Orthopedics
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National Average
$78,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 22%