Are you a physical therapist in search of an exciting and meaningful travel assignment? Then why not explore the majestic state of Alaska! From incredible mountains and glaciers to picturesque coastal towns, there's something here that everyone can appreciate. Plus, plenty of top-notch healthcare facilities in need of talented PTs - so you can make a real difference while taking in all that this amazing state has to offer!
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Alaska Travel Physical Therapist FAQ
How Much Do Physical Therapists Make in Alaska?
The median salary for Physical Therapists in the state of Alaska was $101,190 per year or $48.65 per hour in 2020 with most earning an annual salary between $85,590 and $119,150 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level jobs in Alaska or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $65,680, while the highest 10% earned more than $145,700. Alaska ranks 3 in median annual salary for Physical Therapists, though when adjusted to the relative cost of living, Alaska ranks at 39. Typically, travel nursing jobs will provide higher hourly and weekly pay than permanent positions in the same specialty, facility, and location. The estimated weekly gross pay listed for travel Physical Therapists is based on the specified hours per week listed on job cards and includes available stipend amounts.
What are the Requirements to Become a Physical Therapist in Alaska?
To become a physical therapist in Alaska, you must meet the eligibility criteria as outlined by the Physical Therapy Board of Alaska. The application fee for licensure is $150, an additional $200 for a PT license, and $130 for a PTA license. A temporary license costs $65. Once you have submitted the required paperwork, which can be found at https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/portals/5/pub/phy4065.pdf, your application will be processed within 8 weeks. Additionally, all applicants must complete 500 supervised hours of clinical experience and pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE). Depending on your qualifications, you may also need to submit additional documents such as proof of immunization or transcripts from educational institutions attended. For more information about eligibility requirements and other frequently asked questions, please visit the Physical Therapy Board of Alaska website.
Is Alaska a PT Compact Member State?
Yes, Alaska is a member state of the Physical Therapy Compact (PT Compact). The PT Compact is an agreement between member states to improve access to physical therapy services for the public by increasing the mobility of physical therapists across state lines. With the PT Compact, licensed physical therapists in Alaska can practice in other member states without having to obtain additional licenses.
The State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board adopted regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 54 of the Alaska Administrative Code on June 3, 2022, that allowed for Alaska's participation in the PT Compact. This was followed by Senate Bill 74 which was passed on July 1, 2022, officially making Alaska a part of the PT Compact.