Physical Therapist Director Salary

Physical Therapist Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up close to two-thirds of Physical Therapist Directors. Pay fluctuates from $68K to $103K per year, but expected earnings average $82K per year. Cash earnings for Physical Therapist Directors — including $10K in bonuses and $20K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $68K to $103K depending on individual performance. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Physical Therapist Directors (56 percent) survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$66,803 - $98,338
(Median)
$67K
$82K
$98K
MEDIAN: $82,042
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$32.13 - $51.39
(Median)
$32
$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
$66,803 - $98,338  
   
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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$68,220 - $103,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 297
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$32.13 - $51.39  
   
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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$68,220 - $103,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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


Job skills reported by Physical Therapist Directors are limited. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $78K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $83K. Physical Therapist Directors bring in $87K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $88K, 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
$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: 16%
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