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Physical therapist salary in United States

How much does a Physical Therapist make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $51.39
Low $32.95
High $80.15
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a physical therapist is $51.39 per hour in the United States. 28.4k salaries reported, updated at November 25, 2022

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Top companies for Physical Therapists in United States

  1. Carter Healthcare
    206 reviews11 salaries reported
    $107per hour
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Highest paying cities for Physical Therapists near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $62.95 per hour
    454 salaries reported
  2. Brooklyn, NY
    $60.08 per hour
    373 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $57.09 per hour
    252 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $56.92 per hour
    148 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $53.89 per hour
    68 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $53.82 per hour
    128 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $52.62 per hour
    135 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $49.54 per hour
    109 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $48.63 per hour
    111 salaries reported
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Where can a Physical Therapist earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Physical Therapists

Most recommended skill

Home Care(earn +15.50% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 10.52% since 2018. Physical Therapists with this skill earn +15.50% more than the average base salary, which is $51.39 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20102increase by 2
201124increase by 1100.00%
201250466increase by 210175.00%
2013132614increase by 162.78%
2014169673increase by 27.95%
2015119605decrease by 29.51%
201677754decrease by 34.99%
201751566decrease by 33.68%
201835804decrease by 30.57%
201932039decrease by 10.52%

Top companies hiring Physical Therapists with the recommended skill

University of Maryland Medical System
UF Health Shands Hospital
Lightning Therapy, LLC
University of Pennsylvania Health System
MyMichigan health
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Top specialties
Home Health
Top certifications
CPR Certification

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
45 jobs82
24 jobs75
9 jobs10
1,050 jobs2,544
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Most common benefits for Physical Therapists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Housing stipend
  • License reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Loan repayment program
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid housing
  • Paid time off
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 2,707 ratings

66% of Physical Therapists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Physical Occupational Therapist

26,796 job openings

Average $57.76 per hour

Physical Therapist Assistant

13,236 job openings

Average $32.24 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Physical Therapist

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