Physical Therapist Salary in the US

$72,349
per year
per month
$6,030
per month
per year

Physical Therapist - Average Salary

The average salary for a Physical Therapist is $72,349 per year ($6,030 per month), which is $18,859 (+35%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Physical Therapist can expect an average starting salary of $60,900. The highest salaries can exceed $105,000.
$60,900
Low
$72,349
Average salary
$105,000
High
$5,080
Low
$6,030
Average salary
$8,750
High

Physical Therapist Salary Range

Low
$60,900
Average salary
$72,349
Experienced
$87,330
High
$105,000
Low
$5,080
Average salary
$6,030
Experienced
$7,280
High
$8,750
Among Physical Therapists with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree in the US, Pediatric Physical Therapists tend to have the lowest salaries, while professionals like Sports Physical Therapists, Home Health Physical Therapists or Physical Therapists working for the U.S. Army enjoy the highest salaries.

Physical Therapist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Acute Care Physical Therapist$79K/year
+9% 
Neurological Physical Therapist$78K/year
+8% 
Home Health Physical Therapist$77K/year
+7% 
Military Physical Therapist$75K/year
+4% 
Sports Physical Therapist$75K/year
+3% 
Pediatric Physical Therapist$71K/year
 -2%
Animal Physical Therapist$52K/year
 -28%

Physical Therapist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Physical Therapist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $63,420 per year. A mid career Physical Therapist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $69,300, while an experienced Physical Therapist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $83,570. Physical Therapists with more than 20 years of experience earn $95,500 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Physical Therapist

Late Career▲ +32%
Experienced▲ +16%
Average Salary$72,349/year
Mid Career▼ -4%
Entry Level▼ -12%

Gender Breakdown

Female
68%
Male
32%

Physical Therapist - Jobs by Location

Physical Therapist (PT) - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Physical Therapist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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