Certified Hand Therapist Salary

Pay for Certified Hand Therapists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $39.66 per hour. Total cash compensation to Certified Hand Therapists approaches anywhere from $65K on the lower end to $103K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although a majority have medical coverage and around half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. Most Certified Hand Therapists report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Certified Hand Therapists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 88 percent.

$60,734 - $93,761
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MEDIAN: $79,839
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$31.94 - $50.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,734 - $93,761  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,135  
Profit Sharing
$778 - $6,097  
Total Pay (?
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$64,720 - $103,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$31.94 - $50.34  
   
Overtime
$55.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,135  
   
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 - $103,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $69K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $79K. Certified Hand Therapists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $84K. Certified Hand Therapists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $88K.

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Experience Affects Certified Hand Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$83,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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