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Physical therapist salary in St. Louis, MO

How much does a Physical Therapist make in St. Louis, MO?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $48.86
Low $32.22
High $74.11
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a physical therapist is $48.86 per hour in St. Louis, MO. 132 salaries reported, updated at March 17, 2023

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Top companies for Physical Therapists in St. Louis, MO

  1. New York Therapy and Wellness
    21 reviews31 salaries reported
    $83.12per hour
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Highest paying cities for Physical Therapists near St. Louis, MO

  1. Columbia, MO
    $66.66 per hour
    38 salaries reported
  2. Bolivar, MO
    $60.24 per hour
    26 salaries reported
  3. Cape Girardeau, MO
    $58.94 per hour
    23 salaries reported
  1. Springfield, MO
    $54.78 per hour
    87 salaries reported
  2. Lebanon, MO
    $54.55 per hour
    59 salaries reported
  3. St. Louis, MO
    $48.86 per hour
    132 salaries reported
  1. Kansas City, MO
    $47.79 per hour
    70 salaries reported
  2. Saint Peters, MO
    $46.27 per hour
    34 salaries reported
  3. Saint Joseph, MO
    $44.65 per hour
    39 salaries reported
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Where can a Physical Therapist earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Physical Therapists

Most recommended certification

CPR Certification

(earn +5.57% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 8.67% since 2018. Physical Therapists with this certification earn +5.57% more than the average base salary, which is $48.86 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20103increase by 3
201133increase by 1000.00%
2012307561increase by 931903.03%
2013722749increase by 134.99%
2014820256increase by 13.49%
2015548389decrease by 33.14%
2016279631decrease by 49.01%
2017206257decrease by 26.24%
2018163959decrease by 20.51%
2019178171increase by 8.67%

Top companies hiring Physical Therapists with the recommended certification

Athletico Physical Therapy
St. Luke's Hospital - STL
Anderson Rehabilitation Institute
Washington University in St. Louis
Mercy Rehabilitation Hospitals
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Top schools offering CPR Certification


3 reviews
Top skills
Developmental Disabilities Experience
Top specialties
Home Health

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
45 jobs82
24 jobs75
9 jobs10
1,050 jobs2,544
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Most common benefits for Physical Therapists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Housing stipend
  • License reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Loan repayment program
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid housing
  • Paid time off
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 2,707 ratings

66% of Physical Therapists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in St. Louis, MO?

Physical Occupational Therapist

179 job openings

Average $58.74 per hour

Physical Therapist Assistant

126 job openings

Average $30.76 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Physical Therapist

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a physical therapist?

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