Physical Therapist Director Salary
Physical Therapist Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under two-thirds of Physical Therapist Directors. Salaries average out to around $85K per year and spread from $72K to $107K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $19K, overall incomes of Physical Therapist Directors spread between $72K and $107K depending on individual performance. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Physical Therapist Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Physical Therapist Directors making up 53 percent of survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under one-half. 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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Geriatrics, Physical Therapy, and Orthopedics can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those educated in Orthopedics tend to be well versed in 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $81K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $87K. Physical Therapist Directors bring in $90K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $91K.
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