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Average Mid-Career Physical Therapist (PT) Hourly Pay in Los Angeles, California

$44.05
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$1,500
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Physical Therapist (PT) in Los Angeles, California is $44.05.
10%
$37.62
MEDIAN
$44.05
90%
$53.48
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$38 - $53
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$1,017 - $15,000
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What Do Physical Therapist (PT)s Do?

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.

Career Paths

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Physical Therapist (PT)
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What Are Popular Skills for Physical Therapist (PT)s?

Skills in Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Physical Therapy.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapist (PT)s?

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 $35.72 based on 29 salaries. An early career Physical Therapist (PT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39.09 based on 101 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist (PT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46.41 based on 39 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $49.
Employees with Physical Therapist (PT) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 3.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (18.2% less), Denver, Colorado (14.3% less) and Seattle, Washington (7.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 185 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.7%
Early Career
54.6%
Experienced
21.1%
Late Career
8.6%