Physical Therapist Director Salary

Nearly 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 $69K to $106K per year, but median earnings come to around $83K annually. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $18K, overall incomes of Physical Therapist Directors spread between $69K and $106K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Women make up a slight majority of Physical Therapist Directors (53 percent) survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Physical Therapist Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$67,290 - $100,669
(Median)
$67K
$83K
$100K
MEDIAN: $82,598
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90%

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$32.79 - $52.60
(Median)
$33
$41
$53
MEDIAN: $41.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,290 - $100,669  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,277  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $18,000  
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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$68,844 - $106,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 311
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$32.79 - $52.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$54.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,277  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $18,000  
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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$68,844 - $106,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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


Survey takers who work as Physical Therapist Directors typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Geriatrics, Orthopedics, and Physical Therapy can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people experienced in 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.


For Physical Therapist Directors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $79K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $84K. Physical Therapist Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $88K. 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 $90K on average.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapist Director Salaries



National Average
$86,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Director Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 3%

National Average
$86,000

Orthopedics
up arrow 1%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

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: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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