Average Physical Therapist (PT) with Acute Care Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Physical Therapist (PT) with Acute Care skills is $38.03.
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$30 - $48
$258 - $5,145
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$61,580 - $97,610

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Job Description for Physical Therapist (PT)

The top respondents for the job title Physical Therapist (PT) are from the companies Munson Medical Center, Kindred Healthcare and Mercy Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Mercy Hospital where the average pay is $42.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Select Medical Corporation and Kindred Healthcare, earning around $38.76 and $38.04, respectively. Indiana University (IU) Health pays the lowest at around $31.20. Fairview Hospital and Munson Medical Center also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $36.33 and $36.92, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Physical Therapist (PT)

Skills in Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Geriatrics and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapist (PT)

An entry-level Physical Therapist (PT) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $32.02 based on 244 salaries. An early career Physical Therapist (PT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.00 based on 630 salaries. A mid-career Physical Therapist (PT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39.35 based on 303 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist (PT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42.34 based on 303 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $44.
Employees with Physical Therapist (PT) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 20.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.5% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (5.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (4.6% less) and Baltimore, Maryland (4.2% less).

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