Senior Physical Therapist Salary
A Senior Physical Therapist earns an average salary of $82,352 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. A skill in Home Health/Home Care is associated with high pay for this job.
|Salary||$67,736 - $101,144|
|Bonus||$1,441 - $24,441|
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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).)
|$70,850 - $110,514|
|Hourly Rate||$35.50 - $54.92|
|Overtime||$49.66 - $75.50|
|Bonus||$1,441 - $24,441|
|Total Pay (||$70,850 - $110,514|
Job Description for Senior Physical Therapist
Senior physical therapists help individuals who have experienced injuries or illness with physical movement and pain management. The range of patient conditions can vary widely from simple ankle sprains to leg fractures to ischemic strokes that have resulted in paralysis. Senior physical therapists design a program to increase function and allow patients to better be able to complete activities of daily living. This includes working alongside fellow healthcare professionals such as occupational therapists and speech language pathologists to plan and coordinate on a complete care plan. Then, senior physical therapists must work with patients to explain and carry out physical therapy in accordance with this plan and update the plan as necessary.Read More...
Senior physical therapists often work in healthcare facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes and private medical offices. Their hours may vary depending on their employers' hours of operation and patient needs; for example, they may include nights and weekends. In addition to other types of care professionals, senior physical therapists often work alongside other physical therapists in the course of their day-to-day duties. Senior physical therapists may also have managerial duties.
To become a senior physical therapist, a bachelor's degree and a doctor of physical therapy degree are generally required; doctor of physical therapy programs generally take three years. Additionally, licensing in the state in which the senior physical therapist practices is generally needed. Skills needed for these positions include excellent patient care, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to maintain accurate patient files.
Senior 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 Senior Physical Therapist
Pay by Experience for a Senior Physical Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Physical Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 $83,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Senior Physical Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 139 salaries. A Senior 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 $92,000 based on 123 salaries.
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