Clinical Director, Physical Therapy Salary

Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy in the United States take home an average $78K per year. Total cash compensation to Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy approaches anywhere from $65K on the lower end to $103K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $12K from bonuses and upwards of $15K from profit sharing. Men make up a slight majority of Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy (55 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$63,683 - $98,654
(Median)
$64K
$78K
$99K
MEDIAN: $78,048
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$30.04 - $49.25
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$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. Aptitude in Orthopedics tends to also indicate an understanding of Physical Therapy.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Director, Physical Therapy

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $87K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings 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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