Travel Physical Therapist Jobs in Illinois

Are you a travel physical therapist hoping to expand your horizons and experience the beauty of Illinois? If so, you've come to the right place! From majestic Lake Michigan shorelines to bustling cities brimming with architectural marvels, there is something for everyone in this diverse state. Compare jobs from multiple agencies in medical facilities throughout Illinois, ranging from major hospitals in Chicago to rural clinics in small towns across the state. Embark on your journey now and explore all that this wonderful state has to offer!

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Illinois Travel Physical Therapist FAQ

The median salary for Physical Therapists in the state of Illinois was $970,60 per year or $46.66 per hour in 2020 with most earning an annual salary between $78,850 and $112,900 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level jobs in Illinois or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $66,980, while the highest 10% earned more than $134,480. Illinois ranks 8 in median annual salary for Physical Therapists, though when adjusted to the relative cost of living, Illinois ranks at 6. Typically, travel pt 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.

The State of Illinois requires anyone wishing to become a physical therapist to first have a valid license from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). To obtain a license, individuals must submit an application and pay a $100 fee through the online IDFPR portal. The application requires several documents including proof of identity, education history, and other relevant information. The processing time for an application is generally 2 months. Applicants should also note that they may be required to take additional steps such as passing an examination or submitting additional documentation if requested by the IDFPR. Once approved, applicants will receive their license and can begin practicing as a physical therapist in Illinois.

Yes, Illinois is a member state of the Physical Therapy (PT) Compact. The PT Compact is an interstate agreement that allows physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to provide services across state lines without having to obtain additional licenses.

In June 2020, the Illinois General Assembly passed House Bill 2881 which ratified and approved the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact. This bill was signed into law in August 2020, making Illinois an official member state of the PT Compact.