Physical Therapy Manager Salary

Physical Therapy Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up one-half of Physical Therapy Managers. Pay fluctuates from $56K to $98K per year, but expected earnings average $81K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Women Physical Therapy Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,008 - $97,009
$59K
$81K
$97K
MEDIAN: $80,846
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$20.00 - $46.71
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$38
$47
MEDIAN: $38.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$59,008 - $97,009  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
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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$56,448 - $97,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$20.00 - $46.71  
   
Overtime
$55.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,035  
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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$56,448 - $97,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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Job Description for Physical Therapy Manager

Physical therapy managers oversee staff and day-to-day operations at their places of work. Where they work, exactly, varies greatly. Many are employed within private physical clinics, as well as hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, sports facilities, schools, health centers, and many other organizations. Regardless of location, however, their duties remain similar across the board. These include: seeing and evaluating patients; providing rehabilitative care; training and directing staff and operations; providing technical direction regarding patient cases hiring and training new assistants and staff; and, sometimes, running informative programs.

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Physical Therapy Manager Tasks

  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
  • Oversee day-to-day operational and clinical activities of the PT department.
  • Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, stay abreast of new therapy approaches.
  • As a clinician, supervise staff and give technical direction with evaluation and treatment of patients.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

Common Career Paths for Physical Therapy Manager


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Many Physical Therapy Managers move into a Physical Therapy Director role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Physical Therapy Directors on average bring in a similar salary to Physical Therapy Managers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapy Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Physical Therapy Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $75K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $81K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Physical Therapy Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $85K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $87K.

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Key Stats for Physical Therapy Manager

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲4%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Manager Salaries

▲1%

Physical Therapy
▼0%

National Average
$81,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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