Getting a physical therapy raise isn't as easy as it used to be.
We all hear old guard physical therapists' stories of the glory days. Tons of money, long treatment times, and flexible schedules were part of what made physical therapy such an appealing profession. Unfortunately, new grad physical therapists aren't playing on the same financial field. Staggeringly high student loans loom from the day we graduate. Salaries are lower than we were led to expect. It can be disheartening, to say the least. With insurance reimbursement rates plummeting, it can be difficult to convince your employer that you deserve a raise. Never fear, though! CovalentCareers has written this guide to help the new grad justify getting a physical therapy raise!
In this guide, we cover:
- Researching starting salaries and average salaries for physical therapists
- How to demonstrate the value you bring to a practice, from online reviews to CE completed
- What might limit your ability to successfully negotiate a raise—and how to address that
- What your options are other than a successful negotiation for a raise
- How to practice negotiating a physical therapy raise
- How to evaluate the outcome of your negotiation