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2021 Physical Therapists Salary Guide

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

Physical Therapists Salary 2021

Salary

$91K

Growth

18%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Physical Therapists Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $63,530 $75,360 $91,010 $106,060 $126,780
Hourly Wage $30.54 $36.23 $43.75 $50.99 $60.95

How Much Do Physical Therapists Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$63,530
$75,360
$91,010
$106,060
$126,780
Hourly Wage
$30.54
$36.23
$43.75
$50.99
$60.95

What Do Physical Therapists Do?

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

Also known as:

Acute Care PT (Acute Care Physical Therapist), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Home Care Physical Therapist (Home Care PT), Inpatient Physical Therapist (Inpatient PT), Outpatient Physical Therapist (Outpatient PT), Pediatric Physical Therapist (Pediatric PT), Registered Physical Therapist (RPT), Therapist

  • Develop medical treatment plans.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Enter patient or treatment data into computers.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses.
  • Evaluate patient outcomes to determine effectiveness of treatments.
  • Treat patients using physical therapy techniques.
  • Process healthcare paperwork.
  • Test patient heart or lung functioning.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Supervise medical support personnel.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Establish treatment goals.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
  • Communicate health and wellness information to the public.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Communicate detailed medical information to patients or family members.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Process healthcare paperwork.
  • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
  • Treat patients using physical therapy techniques.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Fabricate medical devices.
  • Adjust prostheses or other assistive devices.
  • Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Design public or employee health programs.
  • Advise others on matters of public policy.
  • Direct healthcare delivery programs.

Physical Therapists Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 258,200 305,200 18% 15,200

Physical Therapists Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
258,200
305,200
18%
15,200

Physical Therapists Schooling & Experience

  • Doctoral or professional degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Physical Therapists Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
A T Still University of Health Sciences Physical Therapy/Therapist Kirksville, MO More than 4 years: 221
AdventHealth University Physical Therapy/Therapist Orlando, FL More than 4 years: 22
Alabama State University Physical Therapy/Therapist Montgomery, AL More than 4 years: 23
Alvernia University Physical Therapy/Therapist Reading, PA More than 4 years: 25
Amarillo College Physical Therapy/Therapist Amarillo, TX 2 years: 0
American International College Physical Therapy/Therapist Springfield, MA More than 4 years: 33
Andrews University Physical Therapy/Therapist Berrien Springs, MI 4 years: 16
More than 4 years: 39
More than 4 years: 5
Angelina College Physical Therapy/Therapist Lufkin, TX 2 years: 0
Angelo State University Physical Therapy/Therapist San Angelo, TX More than 4 years: 26
Arcadia University Physical Therapy/Therapist Glenside, PA More than 4 years: 308

Physical Therapists Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Kirksville, MO
More than 4 years: 221
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Orlando, FL
More than 4 years: 22
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Montgomery, AL
More than 4 years: 23
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Reading, PA
More than 4 years: 25
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Amarillo, TX
2 years: 0
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Springfield, MA
More than 4 years: 33
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Berrien Springs, MI
4 years: 16
More than 4 years: 39
More than 4 years: 5
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Lufkin, TX
2 years: 0
Physical Therapy/Therapist
San Angelo, TX
More than 4 years: 26
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Glenside, PA
More than 4 years: 308

Physical Therapists Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
5543A | Therapist The Jewish Board New York, New York 09/20/2021 No
5543A | Therapist The Jewish Board New York, New York 09/20/2021 No
Activities Director HCC PruittHealth Brevard, North Carolina 09/21/2021 Yes
Administrative Assistant 3 - Physical Therapy Full-time, 1st Shift Rush University Medical Center Chicago, Illinois 09/21/2021 Yes
AFP Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION VERNON, Texas 09/20/2021 No
ASSISTANT NURSE MANAGER (RN3) - SPORTS MEDICINE CLINIC (FULL TIME, DAYS) University of Washington Seattle, Washington 09/21/2021 Yes
Associate Chief of Staff (Mental Health) Marriage and Family Therapist Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Sheridan, Wyoming 09/21/2021 No
Athletic Trainer - 7th & Thayer Clinic - Full Time Sanford Health Bismarck, North Dakota 09/20/2021 Yes
Athletic Trainer Coordinator Sports Medicine Banner Health Phoenix, Arizona 09/21/2021 Yes
BEHAVIOR ANALYST BrightSpring Health Services SPRINGFIELD, Illinois 09/20/2021 No

Physical Therapists Jobs .

Location

Virtual, USA Topeka, KS Houston, TX Bronx, NY New York, NY Los Angeles, CA Tucson, AZ Tampa, FL Sheridan, WY Seattle, WA Saginaw, MI Murfreesboro, TN Minnetonka, MN Manchester, NH Las Vegas, NV Indianapolis, IN High Point, NC Hialeah, FL Franklin, TN Charlottesville, VA Shelbyville, TN San Francisco, CA Phoenix, AZ Pasadena, TX Nashville, TN Miami, FL Miami Beach, FL Medford, MA Lubbock, TX Latham, NY Honolulu, HI Findlay, OH Dallas, TX Chicago, IL Charlotte, NC Buffalo, NY Broken Arrow, OK Baltimore, MD Austin, TX Winter Park, FL Winston Salem, NC West Palm Beach, FL Wayne, NJ Warren, MI Victoria, MN Valdez, AK Tomball, TX Thomson, GA Syracuse, NY Springfield, IL Spartanburg, SC Siler City, NC Santa Fe, NM San Antonio, TX Salt Lake City, UT Salem, VA Rochester, NY Reno, NV Redding, CA Paterson, NJ Orlando, FL New Mexico, USA Monmouth County, NJ Minneapolis, MN Melville, NY Marysville, CA Mansfield, TX Malden, MA Long Beach, CA Lawndale, CA Jacksonville, FL Houston, DE Glendale, CA Gallipolis, OH French Camp, CA Flushing, NY Elk Grove Village, IL Elgin, IL Eau Claire, WI Durham, NC Dover, DE Denton, TX Crosby, MN Conway, SC Concord, NH Columbiana, OH College Point, NY Coconut Grove, FL Clearwater, FL Clarksville, TN Casselberry, FL Cary, NC Camden, NJ Burnsville, MN Burlington, WI Bremerton, WA Big Rapids, MI Beverly, MA Beresford, SD Belen, NM Augusta, GA Asheboro, NC Applevalley, CA Albany, NY Yonkers, NY Woodland Hills, CA Winona, MN Whittier, CA Westville, OK Westminster, MD Westchester, NY Westchester, IL West Point, NY West Covina, CA West Chester Hospital - 7700 University Dr - West Chester, OH Wenatchee, WA Waverly, NY Waukegan, IL Watertown, MA Washington, DC Warrensville Heights, OH Warm Springs, MT Walnut Creek, CA Waldorf, MD Wadsworth, OH Visalia, CA Vernon, TX Venice, FL Vancouver, WA Upland, CA University Place, WA Tumwater, WA Tulsa, OK Trenton, NJ Timonium, MD Thousand Oaks, CA Thornton, CO Stockton, CA Stanford, KY St. Paul, MN St. Mary'S Health Care System, GA St. James, NY St. George, UT St Joseph, MI Springfield, MO Spring Hill, FL Spokane, WA Spencerport, NY South Richmond Hill, NY South Milwaukee, WI South Dakota, USA South Amboy, NJ Somerset County, NJ Smyrna, GA Shillington, PA Shawnee, OK Savage, MN Sarasota, FL San Jose, CA San Diego, CA San Clemente, CA San Bernardino, CA Sacramento, CA Rutland, VT Rushford, MN Rogers, MN Rochester, MN Richmond, VA Renton, WA Rensselaer, NY Redmond, OR Red Bud, IL Ravenswood, WV Rancho Cordova, CA Queens, NY Pulaski, TN Pueblo, CO Portland, OR Port Orchard, WA Port Jervis, NY Port Jefferson, NY Plattsburgh, NY Plantation, FL Placentia, CA Pittsburg, KS Pico Rivera, CA Philadelphia, PA Petersburg, VA Pennington, NJ Pembroke Pines, FL Paris, IL Palo Alto, CA Orange, CA Oklahoma City, OK Ocala, FL Oakland, CA Novato, CA North Miami Beach, FL North Carolina, USA Normal, IL Newton, NJ Newport, VT Newbury Park, CA Newark, NJ Newark, DE New York City, NY Neillsville, WI Nashua, USA Napa, CA Muskogee, OK Murray, UT Montebello, CA Mondovi, WI Modesto, CA Missoula, MT Mineola, NY Middletown, NY Middleburg, VA Miami Lakes, FL Merrillville, IN Merrill, WI Meriden, CT Mercy Medical Center - Springfield, MA Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque, IA Mercy Health West Michigan Hospital Campus - Grand Rapids, MI Menominee, MI Mendham, NJ Memphis, TN Medina, OH Mckinney, TX Marmet, WV Manassas, VA Maitland, FL Madras, OR Lutherville, MD Lufkin, TX Louisville, TN Los Altos, CA Lodi, CA Lexington-Fayette, KY Lexington, NC Lewisville, TX Lebanon, TN Latrobe, PA Lakewood, NJ Lake Havasu City, AZ Lacombe, LA La Mirada, CA Kokomo, IN Kirtland Air Force Base, NM Kirkland, WA Kingsland, GA Kerrville, TX Kenosha, WI Jourdanton, TX Janesville, WI Jackson Heights, NY Ironwood, MI Irene, SD Inglewood, CA Indianola, IA Holland, MI Highmore, SD Highlands Ranch, CO Hickory, NC Hialeah Gardens, FL Hesperia, CA Henderson, NV Henderson, NC Hazel Crest, IL Harrisburg, PA Hacienda Heights, CA Greeley, CO Grand Rapids, MI Grand Prairie, TX Gouverneur, NY Gilroy, CA Garrison, MN Garfield Heights, OH Gallatin, TN Galesburg, IL Ft. Lauderdale, FL Fresno, CA Fountain Valley, CA Fort Worth, TX Fort Lauderdale, FL Florence, KY Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville, AR Farmington, ME Fargo, ND Falls Church, VA Eureka, IL El Segundo, CA El Paso, TX Eden Prairie, MN East Syracuse, NY East Lansing, MI Eagan, MN Downey, CA Devils Lake, ND Des Moines, IA Denison, TX Delray Beach, FL Deland, FL Deerfield, IL Decatur, AL Daleville, VA Crystal Springs, MS Costa Mesa, CA Conway, AR Columbia, USA Columbia, SC Columbia, MS Colorado Springs, CO Clarkson, NE Cincinnati, OH Chippewa Falls, WI Chillicothe, OH Chester, NJ Charleston, WV Cerritos, CA Cedartown, GA Carson City, NV Carmichael, CA Brownsburg, IN Brooksville, FL Brooklyn, NY Brevard, NC Brea, CA Bradenton, FL Boston, MA Boscawen, NH Boca Raton, FL Boardman, OH Bloomfield, NJ Bismarck, ND Big Spring, TX Beverly Hills, CA Bethpage, NY Berea, KY Bemidji, MN Beltone, TX Belton, MO Bell, CA Bedford, OH Beckley, WV Barling, AR Austin, MN Attleboro, MA Arlington, TX Appleton, WI Apple Valley, CA Anaheim, CA Alma, MI Albuquerque, NM Alabaster, AL Aitkin, MN Aiea, HI
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Company

Anthem, Inc. CareerStaff Unlimited Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Aveanna Aegis Therapies Ascension Health Massage Envy LHC Group Mercy Medical Center Clinton AdventHealth CommonSpirit Health Cassia Renewal Rehab naviHealth, Inc. HealthPRO - Heritage PruittHealth Enhance Rehabilitation HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Providence Health & Services Spectrum Health University of Virginia Acadia Healthcare Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center CommonSpirit Health Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Dove Healthcare Harrington Hospital Lahey Health Sanford Health The Jewish Board University Hospitals Health System VNA of Central Jersey AMITA Health Boundary Community Hospital BrightSpring Health Services Capital Health Concept Rehab, Inc. Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Hawaii Pacific Health Holzer Health System Houston Methodist Intrepid USA Kent General Hospital Learn It Systems LifePoint Health Polaris Healthcare Rochester Regional Health Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System St Josephs Healthcare System St. Joseph's Health Triangle Inc. UCHealth University Health Care System Vanderbilt University Medical Center myPTsolutions Amedisys Holding, LLC Banner Health Bon Secours Mercy Health Brentwood Place Three Brookdale Senior Living Brooks Rehabilitation Butterfly Effects CHILDRENS HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER OF AKRON California Therapy Services Catholic Health Services Children's Evaluation & Therapy Center CommonSpirit Health Community Health Network Community Health Systems Cook Children''s Medical Center Cook Children's Healthcare Cooper University Health Care Cooper University Hospital Covenant Health Excela Health Federal Staffing Resources, LLC Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing Goodwill of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohi HANGER PROSTHETICS ORTHOTICS INC HCA, Hospital Corporation of America HCR Home Care HR Options HealthAlliance Holland Hospital Intermountain Healthcare Johns Hopkins University Ladacin Network, Inc. Marriott Mary Cariola Children's Center Medical University of South Carolina Michigan State University(MSU) NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island Novant Health ONR Penn Medicine Petersburg Healthcare Center Physician Affiliate Groupof New York, PC Premise Health RehabCare Revere Health Rotech Healthcare Inc. Rush University Medical Center Samaritas Select Medical Corp. Southern New Hampshire Medical Center St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center State of Montana Stella Maris The NOW, LLC Trevecca Center for Rehabilitation and Healing U.S. Physical Therapy and OPR Management Services, Inc. UC Health UPMC University of Utah Health University of Washington Visiting Nurse Service of New York Waverly SNF Wedgewood Nursing and Rehabilitation aptihealth
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Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
The Jewish Board
New York, New York
09/20/2021
No
The Jewish Board
New York, New York
09/20/2021
No
PruittHealth
Brevard, North Carolina
09/21/2021
Yes
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
09/21/2021
Yes
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
VERNON, Texas
09/20/2021
No
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
09/21/2021
Yes
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Sheridan, Wyoming
09/21/2021
No
Sanford Health
Bismarck, North Dakota
09/20/2021
Yes
Banner Health
Phoenix, Arizona
09/21/2021
Yes
BrightSpring Health Services
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois
09/20/2021
No

Physical Therapists Salary Guide 2021

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