The average Certified Hand Therapist in the United States earns approximately $40.01 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Certified Hand Therapists are female. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,207 - $98,394
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$63K
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MEDIAN: $83,538
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$32.87 - $49.80
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$33
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MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$63,207 - $98,394  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $5,918  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$67,053 - $102,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$32.87 - $49.80  
   
Overtime
$50.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$304.10 - $5,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$67,053 - $102,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $78K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $79K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Hand Therapists make a median salary of $85K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Certified Hand Therapist Salaries

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National Average
$84,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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