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Physical Therapist Salary

$85,833 (USD)

Average Salary

$41/hr

Average Hourly

$1,459

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Physical Therapist is $85,833 a year and $41 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Physical Therapist is between $60,687 and $106,355. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Physical Therapist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatment on patients suffering from injuries, or muscle, nerve, joint, and bone diseases, to restore function, relieve pain, and prevent disability.
  • Reviews physician's referral (prescription) and patient's condition and medical records to determine physical therapy treatment required.
  • Plans and develops written treatment programs based on evaluation of patient data.
  • Evaluates and tests patient's strength, motor development, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency, and records findings to develop or revise treatment programs.
  • Administers manual exercises to improve and maintain function.
  • Instructs, motivates, and assists patient to perform various physical activities, such as nonmanual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, daily-living activities, and in use of assistant and supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, and prostheses.
  • Requires State license.
Physical Therapist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Physical Therapists

Job family population: 225,420

Estimated population of Physical Therapist jobs: 200,155

Rate of error: 1.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$99,504
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Physical Therapist Job Listings for United States

Physical Therapist - PT
Jul 19
Bishop, USA
Fusion Medical Staffing
Physical Therapist Specialty: Skilled Nursing Facility 13 week Skilled Nursing Facility Physical Therapist travel assignment Hospital in Bishop, CA is looking for a Skilled Nursing Facility Physical ...
Physical Therapist - 7297
Jul 19
Eugene, OR, USA
The People Link Corp
We are a Physical Therapist owned outpatient clinic delivering Physical Therapy focused on assessment and treatment of Musculoskeletal or orthopedic Injuries. Compensation: Start at $36.00 up to $45. ...
Physical Therapist - 7309
Jul 19
Driggs, ID, USA
The People Link Corp
We are a well established Physical Therapy practice serving the community of the Teton Valley in Idaho. Compensation: $35 - $38/hr, depending on experience, etc Benefits Offered: Benefits package ...
Physical Therapist- JO0108690
Jul 19
Miami, FL, USA
All Medical Personnel
Physical Therapist need for Hospital in Miami 13 weeks contract assignment- can extend- immediate need Pay $40 to $42 an hour base don experience Description: Evaluation and treatment of Acute Care ...
Kaiser Permanente - Physical Therapist
Jul 19
Antioch, CA, USA
Kaiser Permanente
Physical Therapist Kaiser Permanente Description: * Responsible for the physical therapy management of patients. Will report to Director, Assistant Director and/or Clinical Supervisor. Essential ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Physical Therapist is $85,833 a year and $41 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Physical Therapist is between $60,687 and $106,355. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Physical Therapist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Physical Therapist Job Listings for United States

Physical Therapist - PT
Jul 19
Bishop, USA
Fusion Medical Staffing
Physical Therapist Specialty: Skilled Nursing Facility 13 week Skilled Nursing Facility Physical Therapist travel assignment Hospital in Bishop, CA is looking for a Skilled Nursing Facility Physical ...
Physical Therapist - 7297
Jul 19
Eugene, OR, USA
The People Link Corp
We are a Physical Therapist owned outpatient clinic delivering Physical Therapy focused on assessment and treatment of Musculoskeletal or orthopedic Injuries. Compensation: Start at $36.00 up to $45. ...
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