Physical Therapy Director Salary

Slightly less than two-thirds of Physical Therapy Directors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $71K to $114K per year, but median earnings come to around $87K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $16K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Physical Therapy Directors can bottom out near $71K or peak near $114K depending on individual performance. For the most part, Physical Therapy Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Men working as Physical Therapy Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent.

$69,943 - $115,445
(Median)
$70K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,645
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$32.83 - $49.19
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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 (?
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: 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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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. On average, Physical Therapy Directors make $93K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $91K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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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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