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Registered Physical Therapist Salary (United States)

A Registered Physical Therapist earns an average wage of $39.16 per hour.
Registered Physical Therapist Salary (?
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$53,451 - $92,265
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MEDIAN: $71,402
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Registered Physical Therapist Salary (?
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$30.13 - $49.51
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$53,451 - $92,265  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$59,362 - $101,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.13 - $49.51  
   
Overtime
$35.48 - $71.07  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $3,000  
   
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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$59,362 - $101,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 273
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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
  • 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

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Experience Affects Registered Physical Therapist Salaries

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$79,000
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Skills That Affect Registered Physical Therapist Salaries

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$79,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 22%