Certified Hand Therapist Salary

For Certified Hand Therapists, hourly average wages total $40.12 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority of Certified Hand Therapists (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Job satisfaction for Certified Hand Therapists is high. Although just over a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$62,965 - $95,868
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MEDIAN: $82,489
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$32.67 - $50.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,965 - $95,868  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$65,821 - $102,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$32.67 - $50.56  
   
Overtime
$52.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$484.79 - $5,106  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$65,821 - $102,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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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

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

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $76K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $79K on average. Certified Hand Therapists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $85K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Key Stats for Certified Hand Therapist

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
38%
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Experience Affects Certified Hand Therapist Salaries

Experienced
▲1%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$84,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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