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Physical Therapist Director Salary

With slightly less than two-thirds of Physical Therapist Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Physical Therapist Directors is $82K annually and can range from $68K on the lower end to $105K per year near the higher end. Cash earnings for Physical Therapist Directors — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing — stretch from around $68K to approximately $105K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Physical Therapist Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$66,667 - $99,533
(Median)
$67K
$82K
$100K
MEDIAN: $81,882
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50%
90%

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$32.55 - $51.33
(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
$66,667 - $99,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,113  
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 - $104,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 303
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$32.55 - $51.33  
   
Overtime
$22.42 - $77.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,113  
   
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 - $104,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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


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 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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $78K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $82K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $87K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $89K.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapist Director Salaries



National Average
$84,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Director Salaries

Geriatrics
up arrow 3%

National Average
$84,000

Orthopedics
up arrow 1%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 16%
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