Physical Therapy Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just under three-fifths of Physical Therapy Directors. Pay fluctuates from $75K to $122K per year, but expected earnings average $92K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Physical Therapy Directors making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Physical Therapy Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$73,160 - $119,214
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$73K
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MEDIAN: $91,510
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$34.30 - $50.17
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MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$73,160 - $119,214  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,219  
Profit Sharing
$5,750  
Total Pay (?
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$74,946 - $121,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$34.30 - $50.17  
   
Overtime
$65.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,219  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,750  
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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$74,946 - $121,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Physical Therapy Director

A physical therapy director usually works at a medical establishment dedicated to carrying out therapy to aid in the recovery from ailments or injuries. This includes private practices, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and schools.

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Physical Therapy 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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Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapy Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $83K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $93K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $98K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$91,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Director Salaries

National Average
$91,000

Physical Therapy
up arrow 3%

Orthopedics
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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