Physical Therapist (PT) Salary

The average salary for a Physical Therapist (PT) is $69,220 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Home Health/Home Care, Home Care, Long Term Care, and Geriatrics.

$57,168 - $88,441
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$69K
$88K
MEDIAN: $69,020
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$29.93 - $49.27
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$0$96K
Salary $57,168 - $88,441
Bonus $504 - $7,943
Profit Sharing $501 - $9,753
Commission $302 - $29,799
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$59,084 - $96,265
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9,793
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $29.93 - $49.27
Hourly Tips $2.17
Overtime $38.03 - $68.29
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $504 - $7,943
Commission $302 - $29,799
Profit Sharing $501 - $9,753
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$59,084 - $96,265
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7,025

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 in large inpatient rehab hospitals with those who have more severe disabilities.

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Physical Therapist (PT) Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapist (PT)

Pay by Experience for a Physical Therapist (PT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Physical Therapist (PT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 5,419 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physical Therapist (PT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 1,974 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist (PT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 1,836 salaries. A Physical Therapist (PT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 1,041 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,282

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Physical Therapist (PT) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Physical Therapist (PT)?

Physical Therapist (PT) in New York:
"Corporate culture."
Pros: Population is good, Staff members are friendly.
Cons: Documentation, Condensed scheduling, Other paperwork required by company.

Physical Therapist (PT) in Somersworth:
"I love working and it is fun/challenging."
Pros: Staff. Hours. Clients. Freedom. CE opportunities.
Cons: Phones/ limited assistance. Location >50 min ride.

Physical Therapist (PT) in Boston:
Pros: Treating patients and patient education.
Cons: Completing paperwork and staying late to complete it.

Physical Therapist (PT) in Friday Harbor:
Pros: Being able to live on the most beautiful island in the world.
Cons: Not being able to work in my desired field of neurology.

Physical Therapist (PT) in Racine:
Pros: Not having to work more than 40 hours. Seeing 1 patient at a time. Good opportunity for growth and many other experienced therapists.
Cons: Paper documentation. Limited technology.

Physical Therapist (PT) in Columbus:
Pros: Helping people.
Cons: Smelly patients.

Physical Therapist (PT) in Columbus:
"Rewarding, but not financially."
Pros: It feels great to provide collaborative health care and help people reach their mobility goals.
Cons: 3 years for a Doctorate, now performing important work, and not being compensated properly.

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Key Stats for Physical Therapist (PT)

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1270 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries

▲20%

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$73,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries


▲14%


▲11%

▲9%


▲3%


▲2%



Orthopedics
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Health and Wellness
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Neurology Clinic
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National Average
$73,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1270 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 20%