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.

$67,736 - $101,144
$68K
$83K
$100K
MEDIAN: $82,633
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$35.50 - $54.92
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MEDIAN: $43.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,736 - $101,144  
   
Bonus
$1,441 - $24,441  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
Total Pay (?
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$70,850 - $110,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$35.50 - $54.92  
   
Overtime
$49.66 - $75.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,441 - $24,441  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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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$70,850 - $110,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152

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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

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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,320

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Key Stats for Senior Physical Therapist

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Senior Physical Therapist Salaries

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$88,000

▼6%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Senior Physical Therapist Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲13%

▲5%

Acute Care
▲4%

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$88,000

Physical Therapy
▼1%

Rehabilitation
▼1%

Wound Care
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 18%
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