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Certified Hand Therapist Salary

Earnings for Certified Hand Therapists in the United States come in at around $39.49 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. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the vast majority of Certified Hand Therapists (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Although the greater part have medical coverage and just under one-half have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. Most Certified Hand Therapists report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$59,855 - $93,435
(Median)
$60K
$80K
$93K
MEDIAN: $79,803
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$32.30 - $49.91
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,855 - $93,435  
   
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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$64,664 - $102,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$32.30 - $49.91  
   
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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$64,664 - $102,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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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 many Certified Hand Therapists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $69K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $78K. For Certified Hand Therapists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $84K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $90K.

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Experience Affects Certified Hand Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 31%
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