Lead Physical Therapist (PT) Salary

A Lead Physical Therapist (PT) earns an average salary of $80,585 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$66,027 - $102,020
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MEDIAN: $80,958
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$33.39 - $51.63
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MEDIAN: $40.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,027 - $102,020  
   
Bonus
$446.98 - $10,022  
Total Pay (?
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$68,050 - $106,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$33.39 - $51.63  
   
Overtime
$40.64 - $67.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$446.98 - $10,022  
   
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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$68,050 - $106,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 146

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Job Description for Lead Physical Therapist (PT)

A lead physical therapist position involves overseeing the delivery of care to patients and families in the therapist's hospital or medical center. The lead physical therapist monitors the quality of care patients receive, instructs the caregivers and family members, and helps develop a strategy and routine for the patients that includes final discharge from the care center. The lead physical therapist works closely with the medical staff, including advising (and sometimes supervising) different doctors, staff members, employees, volunteers, and other relevant caregivers the patients interact with in their care. Work hours vary depending on the needs of the medical care center; while nights and weekends are typically "off hours," it is expected that the lead therapist is available to staff during these times.

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Lead Physical Therapist (PT) Tasks

  • Discharge patient from physical therapy when projected outcomes have been attained and provide for follow-up care or referrals.
  • Administer manual exercises, massage or traction to help relieve pain, increase patient strength or decrease or prevent deformity.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response and progress in patient's chart or computer database.
  • As a clinician, lead staff and give technical direction with evaluations and treatment of patients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Lead Physical Therapist (PT)

Pay by Experience for a Lead Physical Therapist (PT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Lead Physical Therapist (PT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 101 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lead Physical Therapist (PT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Lead Physical Therapist (PT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 118 salaries. A Lead Physical Therapist (PT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 67 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,921

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Key Stats for Lead Physical Therapist (PT)

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Lead Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$84,000

▼1%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Lead Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries

▲8%

Neurology Clinic
▲3%

▲2%

▲1%

Physical Therapy
▼0%

National Average
$84,000

▼2%


manual therapy
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 16%
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