The average salary for an Experienced Physical Therapist (PT) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is $83,553.
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Job Description for Physical Therapist (PT)
Physical therapists are directly involved in the recovery of patients with a wide range of medical conditions on a daily basis; problems can range from simple sprained ankles or knees to extreme disabilities, such as strokes. They are generally responsible for helping people regain the abilities to perform basic daily activities and work with patients of all ages, from children to the elderly. Some may work in small outpatient rehab facilities with athletes or those with minor disabilities, or i…Read more
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Popular Skills for Physical Therapist (PT)
Skills in Rehabilitation and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Orthopedics and Physical Therapy.
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 $66,830 based on 43 salaries. An early career Physical Therapist (PT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,573 based on 92 salaries. A mid-career Physical Therapist (PT) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,711 based on 33 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,000.
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Employees with Physical Therapist (PT) in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 9.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (5.9% more) and New York, New York (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (2.3% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.3% less).
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