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Staff Physical Therapist Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Staff Physical Therapist is $65,900 per year. A skill in Geriatrics is associated with high pay for this job.
Staff Physical Therapist Salary (?
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$55,672 - $82,876
(Median)
56K
74K
83K
MEDIAN: $65,899
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Staff Physical Therapist Salary (?
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$29.14 - $44.97
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$55,672 - $82,876  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,145  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $6,544  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,069  
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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$58,412 - $90,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 584
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$29.14 - $44.97  
   
Overtime
$38.36 - $61.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,145  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,069  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $6,544  
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).
)
$58,412 - $90,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 544
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Job Description for Staff Physical Therapist

The main goal of a staff physical therapist is to work with clients to help them regain physical fuction. A staff physical therapist works with people who are the victims of an accident, live with debilitating diseases, and have been confined to bed rest for a long period of time, among other conditions. A staff physical therapist both devises a plan for treatment and helps carry out that plan. Further, the staff physical therapist is in charge of the patient's documentation on recovery, so strong organizational skills are important.
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Staff 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 Staff Physical Therapist

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

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
up arrow 14%
Chicago
up arrow 7%
Minneapolis
up arrow 4%
Seattle
up arrow 2%
Dallas
0%
National Average
$71,000
Denver
up arrow 1%
Portland
up arrow 5%
New York
up arrow 6%
Baltimore
up arrow 6%
Philadelphia
up arrow 7%
Boston
up arrow 8%
Atlanta
up arrow 9%
St. Louis
up arrow 12%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 15%
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Experience Affects Staff Physical Therapist Salaries

National Average
$71,000

Skills That Affect Staff Physical Therapist Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 9%
Physical Therapy
up arrow 4%
Orthopedics
0%
Rehabilitation
0%
National Average
$71,000
Acute Care
up arrow 2%
Pediatrics
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 273 votes.

Gender

Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 18%