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Average Physical Therapist (PT) Salary

$71,391
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,019
Bonus
$2,750
Commission
$2,610
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Physical Therapist (PT) is $71,391.
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$60k - $91k
Bonus
$492 - $6k
Profit Sharing
$503 - $10k
Commission
$151 - $29k
Total Pay
$62k - $99k
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What Do Physical Therapist (PT)s Do?

Job Satisfaction for Physical Therapist (PT)

4 out of 5
(1,735)
Highly Satisfied
55Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Physical Therapist (PT) are from the companies ATI Physical Therapy, Athletico, Ltd. and Kindred Healthcare. Reported salaries are highest at Kindred Healthcare where the average pay is $88,085. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include RehabCare and Fox Rehabilitation, earning around $82,424 and $76,446, respectively. Athletico, Ltd. pays the lowest at around $67,827. Select Physical Therapy and ATI Physical Therapy also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $69,526 and $69,852, respectively.

Career Paths

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

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

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 $66,547 based on 2,857 salaries. An early career Physical Therapist (PT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,739 based on 6,456 salaries. A mid-career Physical Therapist (PT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,092 based on 2,978 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist (PT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,182 based on 2,796 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,076.
Employees with Physical Therapist (PT) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 10.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (0.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (4.0% less), Atlanta, Georgia (3.3% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 17,220 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.6%
Early Career
37.5%
Mid Career
17.3%
Experienced
16.2%
Late Career
12.4%