Entry-Level Staff Physical Therapist Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Staff Physical Therapist earns an average salary of $62,884 per year. A skill in Geriatrics is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Staff Physical Therapist Salary (?
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$54,506 - $73,476
(Median)
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73K
MEDIAN: $62,883
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Entry-Level Staff Physical Therapist Salary (?
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$27.63 - $39.64
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$54,506 - $73,476  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,945  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $9,721  
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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$56,224 - $79,579  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 335
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$27.63 - $39.64  
   
Overtime
$39.27 - $58.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,945  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $9,721  
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).
)
$56,224 - $79,579  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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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 16%
Rehabilitation
up arrow 5%
Physical Therapy
up arrow 3%
Orthopedics
0%
National Average
$65,000

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Gender

Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 10%
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