New Mexico is an excellent destination for travel physical therapists looking to gain experience and explore a beautiful part of the country. New Mexico offers an incredible variety of healthcare settings, from the exciting metropolitan areas like Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces to the quaint small towns nestled in the Rocky Mountains or along the Rio Grande River. From major academic medical centers to community hospitals and specialty clinics, there's something for everyone in this beautiful state.
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New Mexico Travel Physical Therapist FAQ
How Much Do Physical Therapists Make in New Mexico?
The median salary for Physical Therapists in the state of New Mexico was $98,580 per year or $47.39 per hour in 2020 with most earning an annual salary between $76,570 and $111,670 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level jobs in New Mexico or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $66,190, while the highest 10% earned more than $151,620. New Mexico ranks 6 in median annual salary for Physical Therapists, though when adjusted to the relative cost of living, New Mexico ranks at 2. 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 New Mexico?
If you are looking to become a Physical Therapist in New Mexico, there are several requirements that must be met. To begin the process, you will need to submit an application and $250 fee to the New Mexico Physical Therapy Board. Along with this, applicants must provide proof of completion of an accredited physical therapy program, proof of current licensure or certification in another state, evidence of successful completion of all required examinations, and verification of the Professional Development Program (PDP). All applications should be received by the board no later than 5 days after receipt of all required documentation.
Is New Mexico a PT Compact Member State?
The model legislation required for New Mexico to join the PT Compact is now under consideration. The state won't be able to grant or accept compact rights unless the legislation is both passed and fully implemented.