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Average Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT) Salary

$66,683
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,036
Bonus
$3,000
Commission
$2,026
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT) is $66,683.
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$58k
MEDIAN
$67k
90%
$78k
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$58k - $78k
Bonus
$510 - $5k
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$308 - $10k
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$59k - $82k
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What Do Physical Therapist (PT)s Do?

The top respondents for the job title Physical Therapist (PT) are from the companies ATI Physical Therapy, Athletico, Ltd. and Fox Rehabilitation. Reported salaries are highest at Pivot where the average pay is $70,103. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include ATI Physical Therapy and Athletico, Ltd., earning around $68,154 and $66,416, respectively. PT Solutions pays the lowest at around $63,490. Fox Rehabilitation and Select Physical Therapy also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $65,738 and $65,762, respectively.

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.
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What Are Popular Skills for Physical Therapist (PT)s?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapist (PT)s?

An early career Physical Therapist (PT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,867 based on 6,411 salaries. A mid-career Physical Therapist (PT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,273 based on 2,940 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist (PT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,305 based on 2,724 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,215.
Employees with Physical Therapist (PT) in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 7.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (6.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (3.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (4.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 14,169 survey responses.
Early Career
45.2%
Mid Career
20.7%
Experienced
19.2%
Late Career
14.8%