Average Early-Career Physical Therapist (PT) Salary in Atlanta, Georgia

$69,065
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$800
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The average salary for an Early-Career Physical Therapist (PT) in Atlanta, Georgia is $69,065.
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$60k - $82k
Bonus
$1 - $5k
Total Pay
$61k - $89k

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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.

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, Acute Care and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Rehabilitation 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 $64,978 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Physical Therapist (PT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,970 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist (PT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,466 based on 33 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,002.
Employees with Physical Therapist (PT) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 12.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (5.4% more) and Seattle, Washington (4.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (4.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 135 survey responses.
Entry Level
26.7%
Mid Career
26.7%
Experienced
24.4%
Late Career
22.2%