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Physical Therapy Director Salary

Physical Therapy Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up roughly two in three of Physical Therapy Directors. Pay fluctuates from $69K to $111K per year, but expected earnings average $85K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Physical Therapy Directors making up 56 percent of survey respondents. For the most part, Physical Therapy Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$67,901 - $110,438
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$68K
$85K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,802
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$31.40 - $48.20
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$48
MEDIAN: $40
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Salary
$67,901 - $110,438  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,389  
Profit Sharing
$4,943 - $7,002  
Total Pay (?
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$68,973 - $111,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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Hourly Rate
$31.40 - $48.20  
   
Overtime
$30.00 - $60.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,389  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,943 - $7,002  
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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$68,973 - $111,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $79K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $85K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $92K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $90K on average.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$87,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

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: 81% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 18%
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