Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) Salary

Average Certified Hand Therapists in the United States make around $39.31 per hour. For the most part, Certified Hand Therapists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While close to a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and close to one-half have dental, as well. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 85 percent of Certified Hand Therapists are female. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$69,803 - $102,175
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$70K
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MEDIAN: $81,731
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$30.31 - $46.88
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$69,803 - $102,175  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
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$66,877 - $100,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Hourly Rate
$30.31 - $46.88  
   
Overtime
$52.00  
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$0.00 - $2,959  
   
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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$66,877 - $100,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Job Description for Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)

Certified hand therapists (CHT) usually work in an outpatient setting with patients who are experiencing hand injuries, diseases, and strains so that pain is eased and functionality is restored. Prior to administering therapy, certified hand therapists must review patients' records for their history and prior diagnoses, and they may also administer questionnaires to patients to obtain further information. HIPAA and other confidentiality regulations must be followed at all times in this position.

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Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) 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 (CHT)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Certified Hand Therapists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $74K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $80K. Certified Hand Therapists see a median salary of $82K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $87K.

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Experience Affects Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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