Average Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT) Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$66,255
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$2,916
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT) in Chicago, Illinois is $66,255.
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$59k
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$66k
90%
$72k
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$59k - $72k
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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.
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.
Early Career
49.4%
Mid Career
24.7%
Experienced
15.6%
Late Career
10.3%