Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) Salary

Certified Hand Therapists in the United States can expect wages of $39.81 per hour on average. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Female Certified Hand Therapists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 69 percent of professionals. For the most part, Certified Hand Therapists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$68,165 - $98,825
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MEDIAN: $78,082
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$30.89 - $47.47
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$68,165 - $98,825  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$67,077 - $98,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$30.89 - $47.47  
   
Overtime
$47.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$67,077 - $98,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Certified Hand Therapists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $75K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $80K. Certified Hand Therapists bring in $83K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $86K.

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Key Stats for Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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