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Therapist Physical Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$90,747 (USD)

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Last updated: May 27, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Therapist Physical is $90,747 a year and $44 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Therapist Physical is between $64,161 and $112,444. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • 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.
Therapist Physical Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Physical Therapists

Job family population: 225,420

Estimated population of Therapist Physical jobs: 200,155

Rate of error: 1.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Therapist Physical Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Travel Therapy - Physical Therapist - $1,695.00 per week
May 22
Hammond, IN, USA
TherapyFly Travel Therapy
Physical Therapist - Title: Therapy - Start Date: 6/10/2019 - Duration: 13 weeks - 36 hours per week - Shift: 10 hours, days Additional information: Atlas Med Staff Nursing Job ID #193665. Pay ...
Crystal Lake, IL: Pediatric Physical Therapist / Physical Therapist Assistant
May 22
Crystal Lake, USA
Sunbelt Staffing
Sunbelt Staffing is now holding interviews for a part-time Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant for an extended school year program. The Physical Therapist or Assistant will be ...
Massage Therapist - Physical Therapy Aide
Apr 23
Schaumburg, IL, USA
Lake County Physical Therapy, LLC
We are looking for a motivated Physical Therapy Aide to provide professional and engaging wellness therapies and massage treatments to our clients. You will offer a full range of treatments to ...
Physical Therapist
May 20
Chicago, IL, USA
Vital Rehabilitation
This position is part time and will be revolved around giving physical therapy evaluations and treatments at our Park Ridge and Portage Park locations. Polish and English speaking therapist is ...
Therapist / Physical Therapist Job in Schaumburg, Illinois
May 2
Schaumburg, United States
Therapy Host
As a premier travel therapy company, Host Healthcare offers top pay, excellent benefits, and personalized service. The ideal candidate for this position will be dedicated to providing patients with ...
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