Clinical Director, Physical Therapy Salary

Earnings for Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy in the United States come in at around $78K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy bottoms out near $65K and approaches $103K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $12K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,683 - $98,654
(Median)
$64K
$78K
$99K
MEDIAN: $78,048
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$30.04 - $49.25
(Median)
$30
$42
$49
MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,683 - $98,654  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,792  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $14,544  
Total Pay (?
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$65,324 - $102,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.04 - $49.25  
   
Overtime
$42.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,792  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $14,544  
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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$65,324 - $102,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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

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

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Survey takers who work as Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Orthopedics, Regulatory Compliance, and Physical Therapy can expect to be compensated well for these skills. It is not unusual for someone who knows Orthopedics to be familiar with Physical Therapy as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Director, Physical Therapy

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


For Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $73K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $82K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $87K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $90K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Director, Physical Therapy Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Clinical Director, Physical Therapy Salaries

Orthopedics
up arrow 1%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$81,000

Physical Therapy
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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