Travel Physical Therapist Jobs in Arkansas

Arkansas offers a unique opportunity for travel physical therapists to gain experience in a wide range of healthcare settings. From the bustling cities of Little Rock and Fayetteville to rural towns tucked away in the Ozarks or along the banks of the Mississippi River, Arkansas has it all. With a variety of medical centers, small community hospitals, and specialty clinics catering to physical therapy needs, there's something here to suit every assignment.

Arkansas Travel Physical Therapist FAQ

The median salary for Physical Therapists in the state of Arkansas was $84,410 per year or $40.58 per hour in 2020 with most earning an annual salary between $67,860 and $102,080 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level jobs in Arkansas or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $51,390, while the highest 10% earned more than $123,870. Arkansas ranks 46 in median annual salary for Physical Therapists, though when adjusted to the relative cost of living, Arkansas ranks at 16. 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.

To become a physical therapist in Arkansas, you must first meet the requirements set by the Arkansas Physical Therapy Board. These include submitting an endorsement application along with $160 for PTs, $110 for PTAs, $10 for the Jurisprudence exam, and $38.25 for a background check. All of these documents can be found on the Board's website at You must also submit your official transcripts from an accredited physical therapy program and proof of completion of at least 2 years of professional experience to qualify for licensure in this state. It is important to note that any incomplete applications will not be processed by the Board until all required documents are received. Processing time usually takes two business days following receipt of all documents needed.

Yes, Arkansas is a member state of the Physical Therapy Compact (PT Compact). The PT Compact is an agreement between states that allows physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) to practice in multiple states without having to obtain additional licenses. As of February 28, 2020, Arkansas has officially become a member of the PT Compact.