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Physical Therapist Director Salary

Physical Therapist Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — close to two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $68K to $105K per year, median earnings come to $82K per year. In the world of Physical Therapist Directors, overall income ranges from $68K near the bottom to $105K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. Work is enjoyable for Physical Therapist Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$66,192 - $99,423
(Median)
$66K
$82K
$99K
MEDIAN: $81,866
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90%

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$32.65 - $51.15
(Median)
$33
$39
$51
MEDIAN: $39.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,192 - $99,423  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,118  
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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$68,173 - $104,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 306
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$32.65 - $51.15  
   
Overtime
$22.42 - $77.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,118  
   
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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$68,173 - $104,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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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 usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Geriatrics, Orthopedics, and Physical Therapy can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with Orthopedics also tend to 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $78K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $81K on average. Physical Therapist Directors see a median salary of $87K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $89K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapist Director Salaries



National Average
$84,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Director Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 4%

National Average
$84,000

Orthopedics
up arrow 1%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
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: 50% employee benefits None: 16%