The average salary for an Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT) in Chicago, Illinois is $66,255.
Is Physical Therapist (PT) your job title? Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.
$59k - $72k
$507 - $12k
$58k - $74k
Your Market Worth Over Time
How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.
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
Physical Therapist (PT) Job Listings
Search for more jobs
Popular Skills for Physical Therapist (PT)
Skills in Acute Care and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Orthopedics, Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy.
Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapist (PT)
An early career Physical Therapist (PT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,247 based on 130 salaries. A mid-career Physical Therapist (PT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,342 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 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $84,676.
Pay Difference by Location
Learn more about cost of living by city.
Employees with Physical Therapist (PT) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 7.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (6.4% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (2.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (5.1% less), Atlanta, Georgia (1.9% less) and Houston, Texas (0.2% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 263 survey responses.
Related Job Salaries
$19k - $41k
$30k - $58k
$43k - $89k
$41k - $102k
$32k - $70k
$42k - $76k
$38k - $65k
$40k - $84k
$24k - $46k