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Certified Hand Therapist Salary

Earnings for Certified Hand Therapists in the United States come in at around $39.12 per hour on average. In the world of Certified Hand Therapists, overall income ranges from $65K near the bottom to $102K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Certified Hand Therapists. Some workers in this field — about one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by close to one-half. The vast majority of Certified Hand Therapists (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$58,414 - $91,560
(Median)
58K
71K
86K
MEDIAN: $78,002
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$31.79 - $49.88
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,414 - $91,560  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,175  
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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$64,655 - $101,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$31.79 - $49.88  
   
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 - $5,175  
   
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).
)
$64,655 - $101,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $69K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $77K. For Certified Hand Therapists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $83K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $89K.

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Experience Affects Certified Hand Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$81,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 32%