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How much do Physical Therapists earn in the United States?





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How much does a Physical Therapist make?

In the United States, the average pay for a physical therapist as of September 2021 is approximately $49,686 per year. Breaking it down, that works out to be approximately $25.48 per hour and $4,141 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Physical Therapist Salaries

DirectlyApply has seen physical therapist salaries ranging from a high of $107,250 per year to a low of $15,000 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of physical therapists currently sit between $15,580 per year and $77,500 per year.

To be considered a top earning physical therapist you would be expected to be making in excess of $107,250 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $15,580 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for a physical therapist can vary significantly (by as much as $91,670 per year) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

How does Physical Therapist pay compare across the United States?


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