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Physical Therapist in the United States

How much does a Physical Therapist earn in the United States? The average Physical Therapist salary in the United States is $84,618 as of October 31, 2018, but the range typically falls between $77,948 and $91,813. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Evaluates and treats patients suffering from a physical disability due to injury, disease or surgery. Establishes treatment plans and treats patients using a variety of methods, including exercises, s

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  1. This Job:

    Physical Therapist


    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

  2. Up a level:

    Exercise Specialist

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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