Senior Physical Therapist Salary

The average salary for a Senior Physical Therapist is $82,537 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.

$67,553 - $101,982
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MEDIAN: $82,537
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$35.30 - $53.42
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MEDIAN: $43.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,553 - $101,982  
   
Bonus
$1,017 - $24,242  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$70,443 - $108,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$35.30 - $53.42  
   
Overtime
$47.71 - $76.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,017 - $24,242  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$70,443 - $108,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 190

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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.

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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,101

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Key Stats for Senior Physical Therapist

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
37%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Physical Therapist Salaries

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$88,000

▼6%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Senior Physical Therapist Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲13%

▲4%

Acute Care
▲4%

▲2%

Pediatrics
▲1%

Physical Therapy
▼0%

Rehabilitation
▼0%

National Average
$88,000

Wound Care
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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