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Entry-Level Staff Physical Therapist Salary

An Entry-Level Staff Physical Therapist earns an average salary of $63,225 per year. A skill in Geriatrics is associated with high pay for this job.
$54,827 - $74,873
(Median)
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75K
MEDIAN: $63,225
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$27.86 - $40.71
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$54,827 - $74,873  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,978  
Profit Sharing
$989 - $7,000  
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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$56,555 - $80,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 361
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$27.86 - $40.71  
   
Overtime
$39.16 - $59.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,978  
   
Profit Sharing
$989 - $7,000  
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).
)
$56,555 - $80,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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Staff Physical Therapist Advice

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

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Staff Physical Therapist Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 14%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 3%

Orthopedics
0%

National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 10%