Travel Physical Therapist Jobs in West Virginia

West Virginia is an ideal destination for travel physical therapists looking to explore the Appalachian Mountains and gain valuable skills. With its lush forests, charming towns, and bustling cities, West Virginia offers something for everyone. Travel physical therapy jobs in West Virginia are readily available at hospitals, clinics, and medical centers throughout the state – giving therapists a unique opportunity to experience all that this beautiful region has to offer.

West Virginia Travel Physical Therapist FAQ

The median salary for Physical Therapists in the state of West Virginia was $90,840 per year or $43.67 per hour in 2020 with most earning an annual salary between $72,460 and $104,420 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level jobs in West Virginia or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $62,460, while the highest 10% earned more than $132,110. West Virginia ranks 22 in median annual salary for Physical Therapists, though when adjusted to the relative cost of living, West Virginia ranks at 11. 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.

Becoming a Travel Physical Therapist in West Virginia is an easy process. The first step is to apply for licensure through the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy (WVBOPT). An application can be found on their website and should be submitted along with the required documentation and a nonrefundable fee of $245 for physical therapists and $165 for physical therapist assistants. Processing time is typically around two days once all documents have been received, after which the license will be issued and you are able to practice as a travel physical therapist in West Virginia. It should also be noted that all travel therapists must be licensed in the state they are practicing in; although some states do offer reciprocity, West Virginia does not currently offer this option.

West Virginia is a member of the Physical Therapy Compact (PT Compact), a multi-state agreement that allows physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to practice in multiple states. On March 10, 2020, Governor James Justice signed Senate Bill 1005, the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact Act, into law in West Virginia.