Entry-Level Therapy Jobs: Where Are They and How Much Do They Pay?

May 20th, 2015 1 Min read Entry-Level Therapy Jobs: Where Are They and How Much Do They Pay? Blog
Whether you’re an occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist or physical therapist, getting a job right after graduating may seem daunting, especially if you’re not sure where you’d like to settle down or how much money you can expect to make as an entry-level therapist. Fortunately, CompHealth can do the work for you — and help you earn more. A recent survey found that providers working with CompHealth earned salaries up to 16 percent higher than the national average for entry-level therapists in 2014. Additionally, the data showed that 45 percent of new therapists received a sign-on bonus with their first job. Other findings include:
  • Physical therapists earned $66,536, 6 percent more than the national average ($62,519)
  • Speech-language pathologists earned $59,987, 16 percent more than the national average ($51,629)
  • The majority of therapists were placed in jobs in the Southeast (27 percent), followed by the Southwest (25 percent).
  • Therapists earned the highest salary in the Southwest ($68,677 on average), followed closely by the West ($67,667)

Why Work With CompHealth?

Now that you know how new grads placed through CompHealth fared in 2014, you may be wondering about the benefits of working with a staffing company. Here are just a few:
  • Experience. Founded in 1979, CompHealth is one of the oldest staffing companies in the nation and has years of experience negotiating contracts and working with clients in every state.
  • Personalized help. CompHealth has dedicated recruiters who’ll find out where you want to work and help you find the perfect job.
  • Free services. Working with CompHealth is absolutely free to providers, who will also receive help with interviews and compensation negotiation.
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Lindsay Wilcox

Lindsay Wilcox

Lindsay Wilcox is a communication professional with experience writing for the healthcare and entertainment industries as well as local government. When she's not circling typos, she's enjoying fish tacos and hanging out with her family.

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