Physical Therapist I Salary in the United States

How much does a Physical Therapist I make in the United States? The average Physical Therapist I salary in the United States is $89,516 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $80,585 and $96,746. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Evaluates and treats patients recovering from injury, disease, surgery, or other ailments. Establishes treatment plans and treats patients using a variety of methods, including exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands-on therapy, and equipment to ease patients' pain and help them recover. Works cooperatively with physicians, case managers, and insurance adjusters. Documents and reports on patients' progress. May supervise physical therapy assistants, aides, and athletic trainers. Requires a doctorate degree in physical therapy. Requires state license to practice physical therapy. Typically reports to a manager. Work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)

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  1. This Job:

    Physical Therapist I

    0 - 2 years experience
    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

  2. Up a level:

    Physical Therapist II

    2 - 4 years experience
    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

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