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Average Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT) with Physical Therapy Skills Salary

$66,938
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,034
Bonus
$2,250
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT) with Physical Therapy skills is $66,938.
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$78k
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What Do Physical Therapist (PT)s Do?

Career Paths

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Physical Therapist (PT)
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapist (PT)s?

An early career Physical Therapist (PT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,873 based on 3,744 salaries. A mid-career Physical Therapist (PT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,224 based on 1,713 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist (PT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,746 based on 1,535 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $88,009.
Employees with Physical Therapist (PT) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 7.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (7.0% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (3.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (6.3% less), Houston, Texas (1.6% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 8,085 survey responses.
Early Career
46.3%
Mid Career
21.2%
Experienced
19.0%
Late Career
13.5%