Average Physical Therapist (PT) with Physical Therapy Skills Salary

$70,480
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,036
Bonus
$2,500
Commission
$2,986
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The average salary for a Physical Therapist (PT) with Physical Therapy skills is $70,480.
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$59k
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$70k
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$89k
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MEDIAN $70,480
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United States (change)
Salary
$59k - $89k
Bonus
$496 - $7k
Profit Sharing
$509 - $10k
Commission
$2k - $8k
Total Pay
$61k - $97k

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Job Description for Physical Therapist (PT)

Physical Therapist (PT) Tasks
  • 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.
  • 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.
The top respondents for the job title Physical Therapist (PT) are from the companies ATI Physical Therapy, Select Medical Corporation and Athletico, Ltd.. Reported salaries are highest at Kindred Healthcare where the average pay is $90,330. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include RehabCare and Select Medical Corporation, earning around $86,686 and $72,216, respectively. Athletico, Ltd. pays the lowest at around $67,317. Select Physical Therapy and ATI Physical Therapy also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $67,737 and $68,582, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Physical Therapist (PT)

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

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 $65,716 based on 2,323 salaries. An early career Physical Therapist (PT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,719 based on 3,472 salaries. A mid-career Physical Therapist (PT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,127 based on 1,723 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist (PT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,827 based on 1,563 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,284.
Employees with Physical Therapist (PT) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 10.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (6.7% more) and Seattle, Washington (3.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (5.0% less), Atlanta, Georgia (2.1% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10,008 survey responses.
Entry Level
23.2%
Early Career
34.7%
Mid Career
17.2%
Experienced
15.6%
Late Career
9.3%