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.
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.Read More...
Those in this position are also responsible for the financial side of operations, particularly in private clinics. In these cases, they may also be required to implement financial strategies, forecast and anticipate requirements, monitor variances, and assess and analyze financial reports.
Working as a physical therapy manager requires some degree of interpersonal skill because, along with assistants, administrative colleagues, and aides, they also interact with patients on a daily basis. Depending on their employer, they may also interact with many other people, such as hospital staff or representatives from an organization's department of physical therapy. They usually work during regular working hours, but some may also be on-hand during nights or weekends if needed. To be employed as a physical therapy manager, it is required to be licensed within your state, and most organizations expect a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy.
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.
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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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