Salary for Physical Therapists

Also known as:  Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapist, Geriatric Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Physical Therapist, Pediatric Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist, Physiotherapist, PT, Pulmonary Physical Therapist, Sports Physical Therapist

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The role of a physical therapist is to assist clients in regaining mobility, relieving pain, increasing strength, and improving or correcting injury-related impairments. They evaluate the physical capabilities of clients, determine realistic goals, design individualized therapy programs, assign exercises and provide advice on exercises and general mobility. During the course of treatment, they evaluate patient progress and make modifications accordingly. These professionals may work in conjunction with physicians and other professionals in the design and implementation of effective therapy regimes. Most individuals in this field hold Master's degrees, although a Bachelor's degree is sufficient.

A Physical Therapist can get a compensation in a range of 56000 and 84000 based on experience and talent. Physical Therapists can get an average salary of Seventy Eight Thousand Six Hundred dollars per annum.

Physical Therapists obtain the highest salaries in Alaska, where they can get compensation, on average, of close to about $87410. People holding these jobs can expect the most salary in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, which has normal pay levels of $83410.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 25.89 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Physical Therapists tend to make the most in the following industries
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $83,410
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $82,840
Management of Companies and Enterprises $82,120
Health Care and Social Assistance $78,380
Other Services (except Public Administration) $78,380
Public Administration $75,450
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $68,870
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $73,000
Public Administration $75,450
Other Services (except Public Administration) $78,380
Health Care and Social Assistance $78,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises $82,120
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