Certified Hand Therapist Hourly Rate

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 15 Certified Hand Therapist votes.
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Hourly Rate
$32.70 - $50.35  
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$302.01 - $5,960  
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$66,062 - $103,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118

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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.

The amount of experience required will vary, but generally ranges from two years of working with patients to as many as five years in a therapy setting. Hand therapists work primarily in clinical settings, although some travel may be required, especially if he/she works in an outpatient setting.

The hand therapist's main responsibility will be to provide hand therapy services, including assessing motor functions and disabilities, implementing and providing treatment to restore mobility, relieving pain and discomfort, and preventing other disabilities. Hand therapists may draft written evaluations for patients to follow-up, and will also be required to document the progress of the patients they see. They may also oversee some technicians and aides and direct them in carrying out duties and responsibilities as needed.

Finally, hand therapists meet with other medical professionals, such as nurses and physicians, to discuss optimal treatment plans for particular patients. They often work with patients directly and will be tasked with answering questions and providing education for patient care.
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.

Key Stats


82 %
18 %
Hourly Rate
$32 - $41
Hourly Rate

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

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