Lead Physical Therapist (PT) Salary

A Lead Physical Therapist (PT) earns an average salary of $78,039 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$63,091 - $96,019
(Median)
$63K
$78K
$96K
MEDIAN: $78,038
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$33.00 - $49.26
(Median)
$33
$40
$49
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,091 - $96,019  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,836  
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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$66,136 - $100,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 399
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$33.00 - $49.26  
   
Overtime
$35.45 - $69.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,836  
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).
)
$66,136 - $100,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 335
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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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Experience Affects Lead Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries



National Average
$82,000



Skills That Affect Lead Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 4%

Orthopedics
up arrow 1%

manual therapy
up arrow 1%

National Average
$82,000

Rehabilitation
up arrow 1%

Neurology Clinic
up arrow 3%

Pediatrics
up arrow 5%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 19%
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