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Certified Hand Therapist Salary

Certified Hand Therapists in the United States can expect wages of $39.23 per hour on average. Total incomes of Certified Hand Therapists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $65K and $102K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Certified Hand Therapists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although approximately one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one-half get dental coverage, too. Women make up the vast majority of Certified Hand Therapists (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$59,700 - $92,950
(Median)
$60K
$79K
$93K
MEDIAN: $79,328
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$32.21 - $49.77
(Median)
$32
$39
$50
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,700 - $92,950  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
$777 - $6,112  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$64,819 - $102,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$32.21 - $49.77  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $76.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$777 - $6,112  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$64,819 - $102,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92

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Job Description for Certified Hand Therapist

The position of a hand therapist is employed by a variety of health care organizations, such as hospitals, clinics, and rehabilitation centers. Most companies are searching for applicants who have a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy, though a Master's degree is more preferable. Applicants should also be certified as physical or occupational therapists in their company's state, and some organizations may prefer those with basic life support certifications, as well.

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Certified Hand Therapist Tasks

  • Develop hand therapy treatment plans specific to patient needs.
  • Evaluate and provide treatment for patients needing hand therapy services.
  • Perform static and dynamic splinting treatment.
  • Supervise therapy assistants and aides during therapy sessions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Hand Therapist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Certified Hand Therapists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $69K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $77K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $83K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $89K.

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Experience Affects Certified Hand Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 32%