The average hourly pay for a Physical Therapist (PT) with Geriatrics skills is $40.54.
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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 i…Read more
Physical Therapist (PT) Tasks
- 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.
- 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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Physical Therapist (PT)
The top respondents for the job title Physical Therapist (PT) are from the companies RehabCare, Kindred Healthcare and Aegis Therapies, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Sava Senior Care where the average pay is $43.53. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Select Rehabilitation, Inc. and Kindred Healthcare, earning around $41.88 and $40.63, respectively. Life Care Centers of America pays the lowest at around $37.39. RehabCare and HCR ManorCare also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $38.54 and $40.51, respectively.
Physical Therapist (PT) Job Listings
Popular Skills for Physical Therapist (PT)
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Education, Acute Care, Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Physical Therapy.
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 $35.04 based on 378 salaries. An early career Physical Therapist (PT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36.63 based on 856 salaries. A mid-career Physical Therapist (PT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40.42 based on 616 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist (PT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43.07 based on 715 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $44.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Physical Therapist (PT) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 12.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (4.9% more) and Dallas, Texas (3.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (10.9% less), St. Louis, Missouri (6.2% less) and Portland, Oregon (2.8% less).
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