Physical Therapy Manager Salary

Close to one-half of Physical Therapy Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $56K to $99K per year, and the average comes out to $80K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Physical Therapy Managers can bottom out near $56K or peak near $99K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women Physical Therapy Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance.

$63,636 - $96,755
(Median)
$64K
$80K
$97K
MEDIAN: $79,757
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$15.89 - $46.34
(Median)
$16
$36
$46
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$63,636 - $96,755  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,550  
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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$56,033 - $99,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $46.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$40.00  
Overtime
$33.42 - $74.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,550  
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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$56,033 - $99,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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

  • 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.
  • Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, stay abreast of new therapy approaches.
  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
  • Oversee day-to-day operational and clinical activities of the PT department.

Common Career Paths for Physical Therapy Manager


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Physical Therapy Managers who go on to become Physical Therapy Directors may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Physical Therapy Director, an upper-level role, pays $80K.

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Typical Physical Therapy Managers report a focused set of job skills. Orthopedics and Physical Therapy are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Many workers who know Orthopedics also know Physical Therapy.

Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapy Manager

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


For Physical Therapy Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $71K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $78K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $86K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $87K.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$80,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Manager Salaries

Orthopedics
up arrow 2%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 1%

National Average
$80,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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