Average Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT) Salary

$65,606
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,050
Bonus
$3,000
Commission
$2,032
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Physical Therapist (PT) is $65,606.
10%
$56k
MEDIAN
$66k
90%
$77k
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$56k - $77k
Bonus
$519 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$403 - $10k
Commission
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$57k - $81k

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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 Pivot. Reported salaries are highest at Pivot where the average pay is $70,556. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include ATI Physical Therapy and Fox Rehabilitation, earning around $66,993 and $66,193, respectively. PT Solutions pays the lowest at around $63,654. Select Physical Therapy and Athletico, Ltd. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $65,770 and $65,823, 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 early career Physical Therapist (PT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $68,771 based on 7,016 salaries. A mid-career Physical Therapist (PT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,618 based on 3,278 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist (PT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,890 based on 3,268 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,572.
Employees with Physical Therapist (PT) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 8.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (8.4% more) and San Diego, California (7.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 15,910 survey responses.
Early Career
44.1%
Mid Career
20.6%
Experienced
20.5%
Late Career
14.8%