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Entry-Level Staff Physical Therapist Salary

An Entry-Level Staff Physical Therapist earns an average salary of $63,638 per year. A skill in Geriatrics is associated with high pay for this job.

$55,721 - $75,445
(Median)
$56K
$64K
$75K
MEDIAN: $63,638
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$28.16 - $41.18
(Median)
$28
$33
$41
MEDIAN: $33.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$55,721 - $75,445  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,976  
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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$57,197 - $81,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 371
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$28.16 - $41.18  
   
Overtime
$39.43 - $59.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,976  
   
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).
)
$57,197 - $81,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198

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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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Staff Physical Therapist Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 11%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 3%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 2%

Orthopedics
0%

National Average
$66,000

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 10%