Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy in the United States pull down an average of $77K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. More than half of Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy (62 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,590 - $97,949
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$64K
$77K
$98K
MEDIAN: $77,227
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$32.46 - $46.79
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$32
$41
$47
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$63,590 - $97,949  
   
Bonus
$100.33 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
Total Pay (?
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$64,608 - $98,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$32.46 - $46.79  
   
Overtime
$49.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$100.33 - $9,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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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$64,608 - $98,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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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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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $74K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $84K. On average, Clinical Directors of Physical Therapy make $86K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $96K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Director, Physical Therapy Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Clinical Director, Physical Therapy Salaries

Orthopedics
up arrow 2%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 1%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$80,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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