Earnings for Certified Hand Therapists in the United States come in at around $40.20 per hour on average. While approximately one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Certified Hand Therapists is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Certified Hand Therapists making up 75 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$67,701 - $100,174
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$68K
$78K
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MEDIAN: $77,974
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$31.09 - $46.91
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$31
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$47
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$67,701 - $100,174  
   
Bonus
$600  
Total Pay (?
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$66,909 - $98,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$31.09 - $46.91  
   
Overtime
$48.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$600  
   
Total Pay (?
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$66,909 - $98,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Certified Hand Therapists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $74K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $80K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $84K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $88K.

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Experience Affects Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

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 6 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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