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Physical Therapist Director Salary (United States)

Just below two-thirds of Physical Therapist Directors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $68K to $105K per year, but median earnings come to around $81K per year. Final cash compensation to Physical Therapist Directors varies from around $68K to approximately $105K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $20K, respectively. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Physical Therapist Directors (54 percent) survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Physical Therapist Director Salary (?
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$65,849 - $99,336
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MEDIAN: $81,383
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Physical Therapist Director Salary (?
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$32.58 - $51.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,849 - $99,336  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,112  
Profit Sharing
$1,968 - $20,322  
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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$68,112 - $104,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 332
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$32.58 - $51.27  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $75.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,112  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,968 - $20,322  
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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$68,112 - $104,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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 report a focused set of job skills. 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.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $76K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $81K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $87K. Physical Therapist Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $88K.

Pay Difference By Location

Austin
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National Average
$84,000
New York
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Chicago
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With a pay rate for Physical Therapist Directors that is 15 percent greater than the national average, Austin offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Chicago is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapist Director Salaries

National Average
$84,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Director Salaries

Geriatrics
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Orthopedics
0%
National Average
$84,000
Physical Therapy
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 15%