Physical Therapist Director Salary
Physical Therapist Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $73K to $106K per year, median earnings come to $85K annually. In the world of Physical Therapist Directors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $19K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $73K and $106K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Physical Therapist Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up a slight majority of Physical Therapist Directors (52 percent) who responded to the survey. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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.Read More...
Physical therapist directors report to their company regarding the number of patients and therapists and the efficiency of therapy on a monthly basis. They may be responsible for hiring therapists based on credentials and the needs of their facility, as well as marketing campaigns and maintaining communication with the company's management.
A clinical degree in physical or occupational therapy, five years of rehabilitation experience, and prior experience supervising or managing others are generally required for this position. These directors must also be licensed within their state and well-aware of its wide-ranging privacy and business laws. Organizational and leadership skills are very important, though there is a need for hands-on work in addition to employee supervision. These directors generally work traditional business hours, but may occasionally work longer hours depending on their employer. The ability to handle employee complaints and suggestions in an efficient manner is also important for the job.
Physical Therapist Director Tasks
- Oversee departmental staff operations, business planning and budget development.
- Oversee the treatments, services and reporting of patient cases.
- Plan and direct the physical therapy program.
- Ensure services are in compliance with professional and clinical competency standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
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Popular Skills for Physical Therapist Director
Physical Therapist Directors note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Geriatrics, Physical Therapy, and Orthopedics can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people skilled in Orthopedics are similarly competent in Geriatrics.
Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapist Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $82K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $87K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Physical Therapist Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $90K. Physical Therapist Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.
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