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  • Physical Therapist Job in Daly City, CA

    Setting: Home Health Location: Daly City, CA

    Advanced is now searching for the perfect candidate to fill a thirteen week assignment as a physical therapist in the Daly City, CA area. The ideal applicant will be dispatched to one of our...

  • Physical Therapist Job in Napa, CA

    Setting: Acute, SNF Location: Napa, CA

    Advanced is now searching for the perfect candidate to fill a thirteen week assignment as a physical therapist in the Napa, CA area. The ideal applicant will be dispatched to one of our prestigious...

  • Physical Therapist Job in Bakersfield, CA

    Setting: Home Health Location: Bakersfield, CA

    This thirteen week assignment in the Bakersfield, CA is located in one of our prestigious rehabilitation companies. This is a great opportunity for a traveling physical therapist wishing to...

  • Physical Therapist Job in Ventura, CA

    Setting: School Location: Ventura, CA

    Advanced's School Division specializes in matching Physical Therapists with the perfect healthcare job in a school setting and is proud to announce the following opening for the upcoming...

  • Physical Therapist Job in Chatsworth, CA

    Setting: School Location: Chatsworth, CA

    Advanced's School Division specializes in matching Physical Therapists with the perfect healthcare job in a school setting and is proud to announce the following opening for the upcoming...


Travel Physical Therapy Jobs California

California Travel Physical Therapy Jobs

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Physical Therapy Jobs in California

Advanced Medical is seeking physical therapists to travel and work in California. The demand for skilled and driven PT’s is high in California and there are currently several high paying travel PT jobs available. These positions vary in setting and requirements but they’re present in every region of the state so chances are we have a position that’s perfect for you. Many of the available travel PT jobs in California are at Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF's) but there are also many in School, Clinical and other settings.

What is the cost of living for Physical Therapists in California?

Cost of living in different cities.

  1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA +22% ⇧ 
    San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA +22% ⇧ 
  2. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA +21.4% ⇧ 
    Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA +21.4% ⇧ 
  3. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA +21.3% ⇧ 
    San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA +21.3% ⇧ 
  4. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA +19% ⇧ 
    San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA +19% ⇧ 
  5. Napa, CA +18.5% ⇧ 
    Napa, CA +18.5% ⇧ 
  6. Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA +18.2% ⇧ 
    Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA +18.2% ⇧ 
  7. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA +18.2% ⇧ 
    Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA +18.2% ⇧ 
  8. Vallejo-Fairfield, CA +16.3% ⇧ 
    Vallejo-Fairfield, CA +16.3% ⇧ 
  9. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA +14.6% ⇧ 
    Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA +14.6% ⇧ 
  10. Salinas, CA +7.1% ⇧ 
    Salinas, CA +7.1% ⇧ 
  11. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA +6.9% ⇧ 
    San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA +6.9% ⇧ 
  12. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA +6.3% ⇧ 
    Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA +6.3% ⇧ 
  13. Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA +2.4% ⇧ 
    Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA +2.4% ⇧ 
  14. Stockton, CA +0.6% ⇧ 
    Stockton, CA +0.6% ⇧ 
  15. Chico, CA +0.2% ⇧ 
    Chico, CA +0.2% ⇧ 
  16. Modesto, CA -0.9% ⇩ 
    Modesto, CA -0.9% ⇩ 
  17. Redding, CA -1.4% ⇩ 
    Redding, CA -1.4% ⇩ 
  18. Fresno, CA -2.4% ⇩ 
    Fresno, CA -2.4% ⇩ 
  19. Bakersfield-Delano, CA -2.7% ⇩ 
    Bakersfield-Delano, CA -2.7% ⇩ 
  20. Merced, CA -4.2% ⇩ 
    Merced, CA -4.2% ⇩ 
  21. Visalia-Porterville, CA -4.4% ⇩ 
    Visalia-Porterville, CA -4.4% ⇩ 

What are these numbers? The Regional Price Parity the cost of goods and services in a region in comparison to the national average, which is set at 100. For example New York's RPP is 122.2, meaning that goods there cost 22.2% more than the national average.

Data from 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics

Requirements and Responsibilities

The essential functions of Physical Therapists vary from position to position but most commonly include conducting initial evaluations which includes reviewing medical history, interpreting referral information, performing an examination of the patient, documenting patient concerns and providing physical therapy treatment to patients. Additionally a Physical Therapist taking on a travel therapy job in California may be expected to discuss treatment plans and monitor patient progress. A valid California Physical Therapist license will be required for California PT Travel Jobs but Advanced Medical can assist in securing this. Other than the license, strong manual therapy skills are often considered the most important ability to have as it allows you to effectively assist patients in performing the functional tasks and therapeutic exercises required in Physical Therapy. Depending on the facility type you may be working closely with physicians and other medical personnel which will require interpersonal and communication skills to work alongside.

The goal of a travel physical therapist is to employ a variety of therapeutic procedures to restore movement, range of motion, muscle strength, coordination and alignment in the effort to reduce pain, relieve pressure and improve overall quality of life among patients.
Travel Physical Therapists working in California will experience all the benefits of living in the most populous and prosperous state in the country. On top of that you’ll receive an industry leading benefits package that includes covering travel expenses, state licensure coverage & assistance as well as full healthcare benefits.
At Advanced Medical we have several high paying Travel Physical Therapy jobs all over the state of California. Whether you’re looking to experience the hustle and bustle of a major city such as Los Angeles or San Francisco or looking to enjoy the great outdoors near Mt Shasta or Yosemite chances are we’ll have a travel pt job available for you.
Contact us today if you’re interested in learning more information about the California PT State Licensure Board. We’re always looking for ways to support our physical therapists so please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.
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Average Base Salary for Physical Therapists in California


Average Annual Base Salary


Average Hourly Rate


Number of Physical Therapists in California

Salary Range for Physical Therapists in California


Entry Level Salary


Senior Level Salary

Scale starts at $60,000
Starting Salary $64,610
Median Salary $95,350
High Salary $127,780
Scale ends at $130,000

Data from 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Travel Benefits

  1. 100% Paid Medical Coverage

  2. Lucrative Pay

  3. 401k with Company Matching

  4. Customized Travel Packages

  5. Company-Paid Life Insurance

  6. Large Support Staff

  1. State Licensure Reimbursement

  2. Significant Referral Bonus

  3. Personal Recruiter

  4. Exceptional Customer Service (24 hours/day)

  5. Clinical Director

  1. Corporate Furnished Housing or Generous Lodging Per Diem

  2. Travel Expense Allowance

  3. Meals and Incidentals Stipend

  4. Professional & General Liability Coverage


  1. Why Advanced Medical

    Joining the Advanced Medical team gives you the attention you deserve. We work closely with each candidate to find the right fit clinically, culturally and financially. We also offer:

    • Five-star customer service
    • Clinical & licensure support
    • and much, much more!

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    • Advanced found me the perfect travel job in an outpatient setting. It was such a great match that I ended up staying on as a full time employee. If I decide to ever travel again, I will not hesitate to call Advanced.

      Mary TMary T.
    • After traveling with several different travel companies I found Advanced. I have now completed 3 great assignments and will never leave this company. Finally a company that actually delivers on what they say.

      Linda WLinda W.
      Sacramento, CA
    • We Just moved into my apartment provided by Advanced and we are loving it! My wife and I are both therapists and the apartment is amazing, it has its own movie theater, fitness center and many other amenities.

      Michael FMichael F.
      Dallas, TX
    • I was referred to Advanced by another traveler in my building that worked for them. She kept telling me that they really do customize packages and pay top rates so I called them and that is exactly what they did.

      Nancy PNancy P.
      Charleston, SC

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