A Registered Physical Therapist earns an average wage of $41.76 per hour.

$55,752 - $96,588
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$56K
$78K
$97K
MEDIAN: $78,322
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$32.56 - $53.78
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$33
$42
$54
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$55,752 - $96,588  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$62,615 - $106,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$32.56 - $53.78  
   
Overtime
$34.25 - $70.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
Total Pay (?
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$62,615 - $106,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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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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Experience Affects Registered Physical Therapist Salaries



National Average
$84,000



Skills That Affect Registered Physical Therapist Salaries

Geriatrics
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Home Health/Home Care
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Acute Care
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Orthopedics
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National Average
$84,000

Rehabilitation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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