Average Early-Career Physical Therapist (PT) Salary

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The average salary for an Early-Career Physical Therapist (PT) is $68,807.
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Job Description for Physical Therapist (PT)

The top respondents for the job title Physical Therapist (PT) are from the companies ATI Physical Therapy, Athletico, Ltd. and Select Medical Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at ATI Holdings, LLC where the average pay is $70,716. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital and ATI Physical Therapy, earning around $69,291 and $68,366, respectively. Kindred Healthcare pays the lowest at around $65,000. Select Physical Therapy and Athletico, Ltd. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $67,231 and $67,494, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Physical Therapist (PT)

Skills in Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation and Geriatrics 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 $65,698 based on 3,180 salaries. A mid-career Physical Therapist (PT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,651 based on 3,285 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist (PT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,981 based on 3,280 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,580.
Employees with Physical Therapist (PT) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 13.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (5.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (4.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (3.9% less).

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