Registered Physical Therapist Salary

The average rate for a Registered Physical Therapist is $39.61 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$53,827 - $93,025
(Median)
$54K
$72K
$93K
MEDIAN: $72,007
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$30.80 - $50.04
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$31
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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Salary
$53,827 - $93,025  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
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$59,867 - $102,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.80 - $50.04  
   
Overtime
$39.15 - $70.66  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
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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$59,867 - $102,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 286

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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

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

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Experience Affects Registered Physical Therapist Salaries



National Average
$80,000



Skills That Affect Registered Physical Therapist Salaries



National Average
$80,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 22%