Certified Hand Therapist Salary

Median pay for Certified Hand Therapists in the United States is around $39.66 per hour. Cash earnings for Certified Hand Therapists — including $5K in bonuses and $6K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $65K to $103K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and roughly one-half claim dental coverage as well. Female Certified Hand Therapists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$60,734 - $93,761
(Median)
$61K
$80K
$94K
MEDIAN: $79,839
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$31.94 - $50.34
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$32
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$50
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,734 - $93,761  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,135  
Profit Sharing
$778 - $6,097  
Total Pay (?
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$64,720 - $103,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$31.94 - $50.34  
   
Overtime
$55.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,135  
   
Profit Sharing
$778 - $6,097  
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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$64,720 - $103,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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.


Certified Hand Therapists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $69K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $79K. Certified Hand Therapists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $84K. 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 $88K.

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Experience Affects Certified Hand Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$83,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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