Physical Therapist Director Salary

Roughly two in three of Physical Therapist Directors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $68K to $104K per year, but median earnings come to around $82K annually. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $20K, overall incomes of Physical Therapist Directors spread between $68K and $104K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Physical Therapist Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women Physical Therapist Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$66,817 - $98,494
(Median)
$67K
$82K
$98K
MEDIAN: $81,990
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$32.08 - $51.45
(Median)
$32
$39
$51
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,817 - $98,494  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,120  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $20,273  
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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$68,153 - $103,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 300
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$32.08 - $51.45  
   
Overtime
$22.42 - $77.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,120  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $20,273  
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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$68,153 - $103,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Job Description for Physical Therapist Director

Physical therapist directors are responsible for leading staff and monitoring operations of a clinical facility, as well as ensuring the proper handling of patients, enforcing privacy laws, and reviewing reports of the progress of patients. They may also work with insurance representatives within their company to ensure that proper payments are made.

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Physical Therapist Director 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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Popular Skills for Physical Therapist Director


Physical Therapist Directors who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Geriatrics, Orthopedics, and Physical Therapy can expect to be compensated well for these skills. It is often found that people who know Orthopedics are also skilled in Geriatrics.

Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapist Director

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


Physical Therapist Directors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $82K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $78K. Physical Therapist Directors see a median salary of $87K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $88K.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapist Director Salaries



National Average
$85,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Director Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 2%

National Average
$85,000

Orthopedics
up arrow 1%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%
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