Entry-Level Staff Physical Therapist Salary

An Entry-Level Staff Physical Therapist earns an average salary of $65,769 per year. A skill in Home Health/Home Care is associated with high pay for this job.

$58,953 - $75,994
$59K
$66K
$76K
MEDIAN: $65,769
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$28.48 - $39.96
$28
$33
$40
MEDIAN: $32.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$58,953 - $75,994  
   
Bonus
$507 - $6,047  
Profit Sharing
$3,800  
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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$59,617 - $80,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 170
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$28.48 - $39.96  
   
Overtime
$30.24 - $66.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$507 - $6,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,800  
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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$59,617 - $80,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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National Average: $66,934

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Staff Physical Therapist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Staff Physical Therapist in Cleveland:
"Managed health care."
Most places have to many patients and not enough clinicians leading to a high stress level day. Because of managed care reimbursement is less, co- pays are more and required productivity is 100 percent. This leads to unhappy patients, stressed out therapists and employee injuries. On the other hand, it is a rewarding profession. CoWorkers are great, and patients are great full.

Staff Physical Therapist in Sayre:
Learn, observe, and ask lots of questions of many different people. Take all of that information to develop your own unique method of practice.

Staff Physical Therapist in Salinas:
"It Is Rewarding, But Challenging."
The first year was all about establishing a knowledge base that I could pull from when patients and families asked questions about potential recovery and time frames, and to improve my familiarity with common tasks and diagnoses. After that, things became easier and more enjoyable.

Key Stats for Staff Physical Therapist

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
25%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
8%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Staff Physical Therapist Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲12%

Acute Care
▲1%

Physical Therapy
▼0%

Geriatrics
▼0%

National Average
$67,000

Orthopedics
▼1%

manual therapy
▼1%

Rehabilitation
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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