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Senior Physical Therapist Salary

The average salary for a Senior Physical Therapist is $78,488 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Home Health/Home Care is associated with high pay for this job.
$60,740 - $97,458
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MEDIAN: $78,488
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$33.68 - $50.16
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,740 - $97,458  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,052  
Profit Sharing
$295.17 - $11,745  
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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$65,518 - $101,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 427
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$33.68 - $50.16  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $69.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,052  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.17 - $11,745  
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).
)
$65,518 - $101,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 389
United States (change)

Job Description for Senior Physical Therapist

Physical therapy involves a lot of education and science so that you can successfully aid in the recovery of patients who have experienced injuries. A Senior Physical Therapist specializes in helping senior citizens in recovering from physical injuries. Becoming a Senior Physical Therapist involves earning a bachelor' degree in a field of science, a master's degree in physical therapy, or a doctorate degree in physical therapy. The higher your education is, the more likely a job position will be open for you. Senior Physical Therapists must also be certified and licensed to perform their job by a review board. There is a national exam, the National Physical Therapy Exam, to qualify for being a Senior Physical Therapist. In addition to that, Senior Physical Therapists must become licensed in every state that they practice in.

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Senior 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 Senior Physical Therapist

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

Pay Difference by Location

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Senior Physical Therapist Salaries



National Average
$82,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Senior Physical Therapist Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 14%


Wound Care
up arrow 5%

Orthopedics
0%

Physical Therapy
0%

National Average
$82,000


Pediatrics
up arrow 6%

Acute Care
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 235 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 23%