Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) Salary

The average Certified Hand Therapist in the United States earns approximately $39.31 per hour. Most Certified Hand Therapists report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and approximately half receive dental plans. The vast majority of Certified Hand Therapists (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$69,803 - $102,175
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$70K
$82K
$100K
MEDIAN: $81,731
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$30.31 - $46.88
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$30
$39
$47
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
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$30.31 - $46.88  
   
Overtime
$52.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$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)

  • 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.


For Certified Hand Therapists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. For Certified Hand Therapists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $82K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $87K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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

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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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