Travel Physical Therapist Jobs in Kentucky

If you're a physical therapy professional seeking out new opportunities, look no further than the great state of Kentucky! With majestic mountains, awe-inspiring rivers, and plenty of medical facilities across the state, you'll find plenty of options no matter what kind of placement you're after. Be it a big city hospital in Louisville or a small rural clinic somewhere tucked away in Appalachia—you won't be short on choices when searching for your ideal travel physical therapist role in Kentucky. Come discover this incredible region today and take advantage of all its many offerings!

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Kentucky Travel Physical Therapist FAQ

The median salary for Physical Therapists in the state of Kentucky was $86,040 per year or $41.37 per hour in 2020 with most earning an annual salary between $72,950 and $100,430 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level jobs in Kentucky or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $61,560, while the highest 10% earned more than $113,700. Kentucky ranks 37 in median annual salary for Physical Therapists, though when adjusted to the relative cost of living, Kentucky ranks at 22. 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 requirements to become a physical therapist in Kentucky include an application fee of $225, plus a $51.25 identity background check fee. To apply, you'll need to complete the application form and submit it to the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy for review. Once all documentation has been received, the processing time is typically 24-48 hours. In addition to the application process, prospective physical therapists must also meet educational requirements by completing a graduate degree from an accredited program in physical therapy and must pass the National Physical Therapist Examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy before they can begin practicing in Kentucky.

Yes, Kentucky is a member state of the Physical Therapy Compact (PT Compact). The Commonwealth officially joined the PT Compact in March 2021 after Governor Matt Bevin signed a bill to add Kentucky to the State Compact for Physical Therapy.