Average Mid-Career Physical Therapist (PT) Salary

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Physical Therapist (PT) is $76,625.
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$63k - $93k
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$66k - $99k

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Job Description for Physical Therapist (PT)

The top respondents for the job title Physical Therapist (PT) are from the companies Kindred Healthcare, ATI Physical Therapy and Athletico, Ltd.. Reported salaries are highest at Kindred Healthcare where the average pay is $90,314. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Select Medical Corporation and RehabCare, earning around $76,512 and $74,000, respectively. Select Physical Therapy pays the lowest at around $72,773. ATI Physical Therapy and Athletico, Ltd. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $73,204 and $73,642, respectively.

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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 Acute Care, 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 $65,823 based on 3,146 salaries. An early career Physical Therapist (PT) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,959 based on 6,959 salaries. An experienced Physical Therapist (PT) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,362 based on 3,200 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,954.
Employees with Physical Therapist (PT) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 11.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (8.7% more) and San Diego, California (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (2.0% less) and Denver, Colorado (1.3% less).

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