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After graduation, physical therapy graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $79,661, while the bottom 20% make closer to $40,938. The median grad salary is $57,107.
Physical Therapy graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy is $33,086, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $45,672.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for physical therapy graduates
The highest paying career for physical therapy graduates is physical therapist, with top salaries averaging around $82,131.
As per most recent US census
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