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Average Mid-Career Physical Therapist (PT) Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$75,193
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$2,500
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Physical Therapist (PT) in Chicago, Illinois is $75,193.
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$67k
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$75k
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$90k
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What Do Physical Therapist (PT)s Do?

Career Paths

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

Skills in Physical Therapy, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation 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 $68,007 based on 46 salaries. An early career Physical Therapist (PT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,707 based on 119 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist (PT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,076 based on 37 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $88,232.
Employees with Physical Therapist (PT) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 16.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (13.1% more) and San Antonio, Texas (8.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (0.5% less) and Seattle, Washington (0.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 229 survey responses.
Entry Level
20.1%
Early Career
52.0%
Experienced
16.2%
Late Career
11.8%