Physical Therapists earn the highest median pay at approximately $44.22 per hour, followed by Speech-Language Pathologists (around $36.97), Occupational Therapists ($35.16), and Physical Therapist Assistants (about $28.05). On the lower end are Rehabilitation Technicians at $10.58 on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($30.00 per hour) can be spotted in Columbus, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio ($29.00), Knoxville, Tenn. (around $26.01), and Canton, Ohio (approximately $24.62) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($10.68) in Lewisburg, Pa., one of the lowest-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Maryland pays Functional Pathways Corporation the most — $39.00 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Average pay is about $27.72 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $24.89 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Physical Therapists receive bigger paychecks ($42.27 per hour) than those without credentials. It pays to have a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) at Functional Pathways Corporation — these employees make the most at $45.98 per hour.
Employees who count Acute Care among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $31.00 per hour. Geriatrics is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; the greater part of Functional Pathways Corporation's people use it regularly. Other top skills include Rehabilitation, Long Term Care, and Physical Therapy.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and half use it to save for retirement. A majority of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of survey participants also include dental insurance. Perks also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, supplemental maternity leave, and a casual working environment.