The average hourly pay for an Experienced Physical Therapist (PT) is $42.55.
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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
Popular Employer Salaries for Physical Therapist (PT)
The top respondents for the job title Physical Therapist (PT) are from the companies Kindred Healthcare, RehabCare and Select Medical Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Encompass Home Health where the average pay is $47.08. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Select Medical Corporation and Select Rehabilitation, Inc., earning around $43.56 and $42.50, respectively. Aegis Therapies, Inc. pays the lowest at around $39.00. ATI Physical Therapy and RehabCare also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $40.49 and $40.78, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Physical Therapist (PT)
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Skills in Physical Therapy, Geriatrics and Home Health/Home Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Rehabilitation and Orthopedics.
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 $33.37 based on 3,146 salaries. An early career Physical Therapist (PT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.59 based on 6,959 salaries. A mid-career Physical Therapist (PT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39.52 based on 3,253 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $44.
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Employees with Physical Therapist (PT) in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 10.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (8.8% more) and New York, New York (8.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (7.5% less).
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