$69,623
Avg. Salary
$38.55
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,037

Profit Sharing

$3,038

Commission

$2,750

The average pay for a Physical Therapist (PT) is $38.55 per hour.

The average pay for a Physical Therapist (PT) is $69,623 per year.

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$0$96K
Salary $58,009 - $89,209
Bonus $497 - $7,376
Profit Sharing $670 - $9,973
Commission $302 - $12,140
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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$59,821 - $96,913
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10,817
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $30.29 - $49.45
Hourly Tips $2.17
Overtime $38.24 - $68.42
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $497 - $7,376
Commission $302 - $12,140
Profit Sharing $670 - $9,973
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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$59,821 - $96,913
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7,885

Job Description for Physical Therapist (PT)

Physical therapists are directly involved in the recovery of patients with a wide range of medical conditions on a daily basis; problems can range from simple sprained ankles or knees to extreme disabilities, such as strokes. They are generally responsible for helping people regain the abilities to perform basic daily activities and work with patients of all ages, from children to the elderly. Some may work in small outpatient rehab facilities with athletes or those with minor disabilities, or in large inpatient rehab hospitals with those who have more severe disabilities.

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Physical Therapist (PT) 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapist (PT)

Pay by Experience for a Physical Therapist (PT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Physical Therapist (PT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 5,419 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physical Therapist (PT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 1,974 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist (PT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 1,836 salaries. A Physical Therapist (PT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 1,041 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,939

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Physical Therapist (PT) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Physical Therapist (PT)?

Physical Therapist (PT) in Philadelphia:
"Best job in the world."
Enjoy the patients, endure the paperwork.

Physical Therapist (PT) in Columbus:
Pros: Helping people.
Cons: Smelly patients.

Physical Therapist (PT) in Columbus:
"Rewarding, but not financially."
Pros: It feels great to provide collaborative health care and help people reach their mobility goals.
Cons: 3 years for a Doctorate, now performing important work, and not being compensated properly.

Physical Therapist (PT) in Highland Park:
"Learn, Learn Learn."
Learn as much as you can when you are in school and in your clinicals. Get as many different types of clinicals as you can so you have an idea what type of field you you be most interested in.

Physical Therapist (PT) in Wichita:
"Too Much Paperwork."
Be diligent in your documentation and paperwork.

Physical Therapist (PT) in Ames:
"Working Late."
When I first started, my job was 8 to 5. As services change and become more competitive, my job has longer hours and more patients. This makes it difficult to manage job and family. Many companies are no longer offering part-time positions in the area I work. So, I need to constantly decide between family and work.

Physical Therapist (PT) in Barrington:
"Love My Job Just Not The Hours."
Pros: Patient care, my coworkers, educational opportunities, having benefits, working with other health professionals.
Cons: The high priority on numbers, late hours, having to do a fair amount of marketing.

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Key Stats for Physical Therapist (PT)

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1700 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries

▲19%

▲14%

▲6%

National Average
$74,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries


▲13%


▲10%

▲8%


▲2%


▲1%



National Average
$74,000

Orthopedics
▼1%

Health and Wellness
▼1%

Neurology Clinic
▼1%

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1700 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 20%