Physical Therapy Director Salary

About two in three of Physical Therapy Directors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $69K to $111K per year, and the average comes out to $85K annually. For the most part, Physical Therapy Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Physical Therapy Directors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$67,776 - $110,757
(Median)
$68K
$85K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,728
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$33.25 - $49.43
(Median)
$33
$41
$49
MEDIAN: $40
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Salary
$67,776 - $110,757  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,562  
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $7,059  
Total Pay (?
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$69,236 - $111,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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Hourly Rate
$33.25 - $49.43  
   
Overtime
$30.00 - $60.76  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,562  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $7,059  
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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$69,236 - $111,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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 $84K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Physical Therapy Directors make a median salary of $92K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $90K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$87,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 18%
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