Clinical Director, Physical Therapy Salary

Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy in the United States take home an average $78K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. For the most part, Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. 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. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$62,431 - $98,350
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$62K
$78K
$98K
MEDIAN: $78,405
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$26.10 - $51.82
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$26
$42
$52
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$62,431 - $98,350  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,357  
Profit Sharing
$1,028 - $5,896  
Total Pay (?
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$65,252 - $104,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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Hourly Rate
$26.10 - $51.82  
   
Overtime
$39.43 - $43.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,357  
   
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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$65,252 - $104,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Clinical Director, Physical Therapy

  • 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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Professional skills reported by Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy are few in number. Those who have experience with Regulatory Compliance, Orthopedics, and Physical Therapy can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Orthopedics and Physical Therapy are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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 for the relatively untried average out to around $74K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $82K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $87K in this role. As Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $92K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Director, Physical Therapy Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

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

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

Orthopedics
0%

National Average
$81,000

Physical Therapy
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 18%