Physical Therapist Director Salary

About two-thirds of Physical Therapist Directors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $68K to $104K per year, and the average comes out to $82K per year. Total cash compensation to Physical Therapist Directors bottoms out near $68K and approaches $104K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Physical Therapist Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Physical Therapist Directors is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$67,073 - $98,562

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$32.17 - $51.40

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,073 - $98,562  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,124  
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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$68,437 - $103,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 297
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$32.17 - $51.40  
   
Overtime
$22.42 - $77.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,124  
   
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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$68,437 - $103,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Geriatrics, Physical Therapy, and Orthopedics can expect to be compensated well for these skills. The majority of those who know Orthopedics also know 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $78K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $83K. On average, Physical Therapist Directors make $87K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $89K on average.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapist Director Salaries



National Average
$85,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Director Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 2%

National Average
$85,000

Orthopedics
up arrow 2%

Physical Therapy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 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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