Certified Hand Therapist Salary

Certified Hand Therapists in the United States take home approximately $39.25 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Certified Hand Therapists bottoms out near $65K and approaches $102K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (87 percent) of Certified Hand Therapists who took the survey are female. Most Certified Hand Therapists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,836 - $93,343

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$31.89 - $49.91

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,836 - $93,343  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
$778 - $6,097  
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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$64,720 - $102,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$31.89 - $49.91  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $76.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$778 - $6,097  
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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$64,720 - $102,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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. On average, Certified Hand Therapists make $83K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $88K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Certified Hand Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 32%
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