The average salary for a Senior Physical Therapist is $75,421 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.
Senior Physical Therapist Total Pay (?
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$58,884 - $93,584
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MEDIAN: $75,421
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Senior Physical Therapist Total Pay (?
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$33.15 - $49.39
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,884 - $93,584  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,954  
Profit Sharing
$298.66 - $8,109  
Total Pay (?
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$63,391 - $100,137  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 937
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$33.15 - $49.39  
   
Overtime
$0.39 - $68.14  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,954  
   
Profit Sharing
$298.66 - $8,109  
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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$63,391 - $100,137  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 937
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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 Difference By Location
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Chicago
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National Average
$80,000
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New York
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Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Senior Physical Therapist Salaries

National Average
$80,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Senior Physical Therapist Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 23%
Wound Care
up arrow 10%
Orthopedics
up arrow 2%
Physical Therapy
up arrow 2%
National Average
$80,000
Pediatrics
up arrow 3%
Rehabilitation
up arrow 5%
Acute Care
up arrow 6%
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 275 votes.
Gender
Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
29%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 21%
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