The average salary for a Physical Therapist (PT) in Chicago, Illinois is $70,172.
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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 Athletico, Ltd., ATI Physical Therapy and The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Reported salaries are highest at ATI Physical Therapy where the average pay is $70,503. Athletico, Ltd. pays the lowest at around $67,762.
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Popular Skills for Physical Therapist (PT)
Skills in Orthopedics, Rehabilitation and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Acute Care and Physical Therapy.
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 $66,347 based on 49 salaries. An early career Physical Therapist (PT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,822 based on 131 salaries. A mid-career Physical Therapist (PT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,092 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist (PT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,449 based on 38 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $84,573.
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Employees with Physical Therapist (PT) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 10.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.7% more) and San Diego, California (7.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (3.9% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.8% less).
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