Clinical Director, Physical Therapy Salary

Median pay for Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $78K per year. Cash earnings for Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $65K to approximately $98K. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-half. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy making up 59 percent of survey respondents. The majority of Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$64,019 - $97,086
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$78K
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MEDIAN: $77,811
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$32.46 - $46.79
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MEDIAN: $41.24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$64,019 - $97,086  
   
Bonus
$100.90 - $10,033  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $11,836  
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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$64,993 - $98,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$32.46 - $46.79  
   
Overtime
$54.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$100.90 - $10,033  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $11,836  
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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$64,993 - $98,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Clinical Director, Physical Therapy

A clinical director of physical therapy is a high-level administrator who oversees the quality of care in a hospital's physical therapy department or in a dedicated physical therapy clinic. The clinical director typically interviews and hires staff physical therapists, as well as monitors their work with patients and patient progress. The director may also establish various programs and therapy procedures and processes to be used, and they must ensure that all physical therapy activities fall within regulatory parameters.

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Clinical Director, Physical Therapy Tasks

  • Oversee departmental staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Oversee the treatments, services and reporting of patient cases.
  • Plan and direct the physical therapy program.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional and clinical competency standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Director, Physical Therapy

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


For many Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $74K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $84K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $86K. 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 $95K.

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Key Stats for Clinical Director, Physical Therapy

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Clinical Director, Physical Therapy Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲6%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Clinical Director, Physical Therapy Salaries


▲1%

Regulatory Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$81,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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