Travel Physical Therapist Jobs in Louisiana

Are you a physical therapist looking for new opportunities? Look no further than the wonderful state of Louisiana! From bayous to swamplands, there's something for everyone in this unique and beautiful region. With plenty of medical facilities across the state, you'll find the perfect placement whether it's in an upscale hospital in Baton Rouge or a small rural clinic tucked away in the foothills. Experience what this amazing place has to offer and take advantage of all its many offerings to find your ideal travel physical therapist role today.

Louisiana Travel Physical Therapist FAQ

The median salary for Physical Therapists in the state of Louisiana was $91,880 per year or $44.17 per hour in 2020 with most earning an annual salary between $72,900 and $10,8400 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level jobs in Louisiana or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $60,280, while the highest 10% earned more than $131,730. Louisiana ranks 16 in median annual salary for Physical Therapists, though when adjusted to the relative cost of living, Louisiana ranks at 9. 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.

To become a physical therapist in Louisiana, you must first fill out an application located at https://www.laptboard.org/index.cfm/register. You'll need to create an account first, and the fee varies depending on the year of your birth and the year of the application. The entire process can take up to 4 months to complete. Once you have completed all of the necessary steps, you will be issued a license from the Louisiana State Board of Physical Therapy to practice in the state. It is important to keep in mind that all applicants for licensure must meet certain educational requirements as defined by Louisiana State Board of Physical Therapy regulations prior to being issued a license.

Yes, Louisiana is a member state of the Physical Therapy Compact (PT Compact). The PT Compact is an agreement between states that allows physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to practice in multiple states without having to obtain additional licenses.

On May 23, 2018, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed Senate Bill 203, the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact, into law in Louisiana (Act 524). As of Monday July 22nd 2019, Louisiana began issuing compact privileges for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.