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

$69,247
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,045
Bonus
$6,000
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The average salary for an Early-Career Physical Therapist (PT) in Chicago, Illinois is $69,247.
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MEDIAN $69,247
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Salary
$62k - $80k
Bonus
$912 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $6k
Total Pay
$62k - $82k

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Job Description for Physical Therapist (PT)

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Physical Therapist (PT). Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Physical Therapist (PT)
Licensed Physical Therapist (LPT)
Senior Physical Therapist
Lead Physical Therapist (PT)
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Physical Therapist (PT)

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

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 $65,839 based on 51 salaries. A mid-career Physical Therapist (PT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,458 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist (PT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,910 based on 43 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $84,676.
Employees with Physical Therapist (PT) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 11.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (5.1% more) and Seattle, Washington (3.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (4.5% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 187 survey responses.
Entry Level
27.3%
Mid Career
34.8%
Experienced
23.0%
Late Career
15.0%