Travel Physical Therapist Jobs in South Dakota

South Dakota is an ideal destination for travel physical therapists, offering a wealth of healthcare opportunities in a variety of settings. The majestic mountains and rich history make South Dakota especially attractive to those seeking work as traveling physical therapists. From bustling cities such as Sioux Falls and Rapid City to rural towns and communities, there is a wide range of healthcare facilities available in the Mount Rushmore State.

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South Dakota Travel Physical Therapist FAQ

The median salary for Physical Therapists in the state of South Dakota was $78,850 per year or $37.91 per hour in 2020 with most earning an annual salary between $68,180 and $91,740 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level jobs in South Dakota or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $58,040, while the highest 10% earned more than $101,520. South Dakota ranks 51 in median annual salary for Physical Therapists, though when adjusted to the relative cost of living, South Dakota ranks at 40. 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.

In order to become a physical therapist in South Dakota, you must first meet the requirements of the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners (SDBMOE). All applicants must have either completed an accredited professional physical therapy program approved by SDBMOE or have passed the National Physical Therapy Examination. In addition, applicants must submit an application packet including a current resume, valid identification, and verification of academic credentials to The application fee is $60 and processing time varies depending on individual circumstances. Once completed, applicants can expect to receive confirmation from SDBMOE regarding their eligibility for licensure as a physical therapist in South Dakota.

Yes, South Dakota 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 practice in multiple states without having to obtain additional licenses. South Dakota adopted the PT Compact in 2020 with the passing of Bill SB 60.