Pay for Certified Hand Therapists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $40.16 per hour. Most Certified Hand Therapists survey respondents are women (73 percent). While approximately one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Certified Hand Therapists is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$67,533 - $99,749
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MEDIAN: $77,737
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$31.37 - $48.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$67,533 - $99,749  
   
Bonus
$600  
Total Pay (?
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$67,243 - $99,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$31.37 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$48.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Bonus
$600  
   
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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$67,243 - $99,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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

  • Perform static and dynamic splinting treatment.
  • Supervise therapy assistants and aides during therapy sessions.
  • Develop hand therapy treatment plans specific to patient needs.
  • Evaluate and provide treatment for patients needing hand therapy services.

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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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $74K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $80K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $84K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $87K.

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Key Stats for Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
039
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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