Registered Physical Therapist Salary

A Registered Physical Therapist earns an average wage of $41.22 per hour.

$53,345 - $92,958
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$77K
$93K
MEDIAN: $77,476
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$32.32 - $52.83
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MEDIAN: $42.03
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Salary
$53,345 - $92,958  
   
Bonus
$2,575  
Total Pay (?
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$61,953 - $107,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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Hourly Rate
$32.32 - $52.83  
   
Overtime
$5.14 - $71.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,575  
   
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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$61,953 - $107,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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Job Description for Registered Physical Therapist

Registered physical therapists provide rehabilitation and treatment therapies to patients with chronic conditions or acute injuries; treatments and therapies may include gait training, mobility exercises, and strength conditioning exercises. Registered physical therapists may also utilize specialized exercises, hot-and-cold therapy, and electro-therapy to restore bodily functions, increase mobility, and reduce pain. Patients generally include surgical patients, accident victims, and disabled persons.

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Registered Physical Therapist Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Physical Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Registered Physical Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Physical Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 58 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Physical Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Registered Physical Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 50 salaries. A Registered Physical Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 58 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,563

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Key Stats for Registered Physical Therapist

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Registered Physical Therapist Salaries

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$84,000

▼2%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Registered Physical Therapist Salaries

▲2%

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Rehabilitation
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National Average
$84,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 29%
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