Travel Physical Therapist Jobs in Nevada

Physical therapists looking for a travel job in Nevada can expect an adventure of a lifetime. From the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip to the world-renowned Hoover Dam, and from Reno Artown Festival to crystal blue Lake Tahoe - Nevada offers physical therapists unprecedented opportunities, stunning views, and countless hours of fun in the sun.

Nevada Travel Physical Therapist FAQ

The median salary for Physical Therapists in the state of Nevada was $108,580 per year or $52.2 per hour in 2020 with most earning an annual salary between $86,820 and $122,980 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level jobs in Nevada or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $72,220, while the highest 10% earned more than $175,010. Nevada ranks 1 in median annual salary for Physical Therapists, though when adjusted to the relative cost of living, Nevada ranks at 7. 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 Nevada are as follows. First, you must complete an application through the Nevada Physical Therapy Board's website. There is a non-refundable fee of $300 for physical therapists and $200 for physical therapist assistants and a $40.25 background check fee that must be paid before submitting your application. Once all documentation has been received, it will take 5-7 business days for processing by the board. You must also hold a current license issued by another jurisdiction that is in good standing or meets Nevada's educational requirements. These include having completed a course of study approved by the board leading to a degree in physical therapy from an accredited educational institution, passing the examination required by the board, and completing continuing education courses as specified by the board regulations. Applicants may also be required to submit fingerprints for purposes of criminal background checks.

The PT Compact model legislation is now being considered by Nevada. The state won't be able to grant or accept compact rights unless the law is both passed and completely implemented.