Physical Therapy Director Salary
Physical Therapy Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just under three-fifths of Physical Therapy Directors. Pay fluctuates from $75K to $122K per year, but expected earnings average $92K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Physical Therapy Directors making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Physical Therapy Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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.Read More...
Strong teamwork skills are important, as the physical therapy director will work on a team of therapists and other staff members in order to help clients receive the services that they need. The physical therapy director should make sure that staff members are adhering to local, state, and federal regulations and to company policies. Since this is a management position, general duties such as hiring, providing direction, and carrying out employee evaluations may be done by the director. The director should carry out continuous assessments to make sure that the organization is operating in the most efficient way possible. The director should also decide if changes in company policy need to be implemented in order to aid the efficiency of operations. Strong customer service skills are also important, as the director will often interact directly with customers.
The position may require the director to have experience as a physical therapist. This ensures that the director is able to provide advice and knowledge to staff members regarding physical therapy. The director may also continue to have physical therapy duties directly with customers. Current licensing in physical therapy is often required, and specific educational requirements may be necessary, depending on the position. CPR certification should be obtained prior to being hired. Most positions as a physical therapy director are full-time.
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.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $83K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $93K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $98K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.