Average Physical Therapist (PT) Salary

$71,995
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$61k
MEDIAN
$72k
90%
$91k

The average salary for a Physical Therapist (PT) is $71,995

Base Salary
$61k - $91k
Bonus
$486 - $6k
Profit Sharing
$484 - $10k
Commission
$151 - $49k
Total Pay
$63k - $98k
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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.
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Job Satisfaction for Physical Therapist (PT)

4 out of 5
(1,622)
Highly Satisfied
66Reviews
Based on 1,622 responses, the job of Physical Therapist (PT) has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.02 out of 5. On average, Physical Therapist (PT)s are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Female
65.8%
Male
33.7%
Prefer to self-define
0.5%
This data is based on 5,206 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

79%

Dental

65%

Vision

54%

None

20%