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Physical Therapy Director Salary

With around two in three 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 $69K to $111K per year and averages out to $84K annually. Overall cash earnings of Physical Therapy Directors stretch from $69K near the bottom to $111K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Male Physical Therapy Directors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. Most Physical Therapy Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths.

$67,776 - $110,757
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$68K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,490
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$31.62 - $47.70
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MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,776 - $110,757  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,389  
Profit Sharing
$3,020 - $14,899  
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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$68,940 - $111,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$31.62 - $47.70  
   
Overtime
$30.00 - $60.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,389  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,020 - $14,899  
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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$68,940 - $111,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $79K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $85K on average. Physical Therapy Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $92K. 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 $89K on average.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$86,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 19%
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