Physical Therapy Director Salary

With just under two-thirds of Physical Therapy Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $71K to $114K per year and averages out to $87K annually. Total cash earnings of Physical Therapy Directors range from $71K on the low end to $114K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $16K and $15K, respectively. Job satisfaction for Physical Therapy Directors is high. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Physical Therapy Directors making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$69,943 - $115,445
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$70K
$87K
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MEDIAN: $86,645
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$32.83 - $49.19
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$33
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$49
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,943 - $115,445  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,085 - $14,681  
Total Pay (?
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$71,326 - $113,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$32.83 - $49.19  
   
Overtime
$58.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,085 - $14,681  
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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$71,326 - $113,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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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Physical Therapy Directors report a focused set of job skills. Orthopedics and Physical Therapy are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapy Director

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


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 $88K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $93K in this role. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Physical Therapy Directors report making only $91K on average.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$88,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Director Salaries

Orthopedics
up arrow 2%

National Average
$88,000

Physical Therapy
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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