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. Men make up a slight majority of Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Women Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$63,585 - $98,387

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$30.69 - $50.16

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,585 - $98,387  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$1,028 - $5,896  
Total Pay (?
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$65,652 - $103,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.69 - $50.16  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $62.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,028 - $5,896  
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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$65,652 - $103,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Orthopedics, Regulatory Compliance, and Physical Therapy can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Many workers who know Orthopedics also know Physical Therapy.

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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $73K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $82K. For Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $86K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $93K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Director, Physical Therapy Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

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 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 18%
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