Pediatric Physical Therapist Salary

The larger portion of Pediatric Physical Therapists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $63K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and approximately one-half receive dental plans. For the most part, Pediatric Physical Therapists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$50,545 - $81,507
$51K
$64K
$82K
MEDIAN: $64,060
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$28.68 - $60.82
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MEDIAN: $39.41
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$0$102K
Salary $50,545 - $81,507
Bonus $1,028
Total Pay (?
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$52,756 - $102,029
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 229
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $28.68 - $60.82
Overtime $42.50
Annual Data $0$102K
Bonus $1,028
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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$52,756 - $102,029
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 149

Job Description for Pediatric Physical Therapist

Pediatric physical therapists provide therapeutic services to children who are injured, are physically disabled, have movement problems due to an illness or disease, or were born with certain disabilities. Their goals is to improve and maximize their patients’ functional physical abilities. They treat their patients at hospitals, patients’ homes, patients’ schools, and outpatient clinics. They must document progress toward treatment objectives. They assist in patients’ activities relevant to their therapy. They usually design specific exercise programs for patients to do at home.

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Pediatric Physical Therapist Tasks

  • Record prognosis, treatment, response and progress in patient's chart or computer database.
  • Discharge patient from physical therapy when projected outcomes have been attained and provide for follow-up care or referrals.
  • Administer manual exercises, massage or traction to help relieve pain, increase patient strength or decrease or prevent deformity.
  • Perform an initial exam, evaluate medical records and physician's referral and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.

Pediatric Physical Therapist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Pediatric Physical Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Pediatric Physical Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Pediatric Physical Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 253 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pediatric Physical Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Pediatric Physical Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 99 salaries. A Pediatric Physical Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 73 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,972

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Pediatric Physical Therapists in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 50 percent above the national average. Pediatric Physical Therapists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and San Diego (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 17 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Philadelphia and 9 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Pediatric Physical Therapist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Pediatric Physical Therapist Salaries

▲20%

▲12%

▲11%

National Average
$69,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Pediatric Physical Therapist Salaries

National Average
$69,000

▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 31%