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.

$70,678 - $105,300
(Median)
$71K
$85K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,801
10%
50%
90%

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$32.23 - $49.11
(Median)
$32
$43
$49
MEDIAN: $42.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,678 - $105,300  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,000  
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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$72,502 - $106,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$32.23 - $49.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,000  
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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$72,502 - $106,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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


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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Experience Affects Physical Therapist Director Salaries




National Average
$87,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Physical Therapist Director Salaries


Orthopedics
0%

Physical Therapy
0%

National Average
$87,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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