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Physical Therapy Manager Salary

Physical Therapy Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up about one-half of Physical Therapy Managers. Pay fluctuates from $60K to $98K per year, but expected earnings average $79K annually. Total cash earnings of Physical Therapy Managers range from $60K on the low end to $98K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $8K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women make up a slight majority of Physical Therapy Managers (53 percent) survey respondents. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Most Physical Therapy Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$65,965 - $95,191
(Median)
$66K
$79K
$95K
MEDIAN: $79,464
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90%

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$17.16 - $46.28
(Median)
$17
$37
$46
MEDIAN: $36.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$65,965 - $95,191  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,084  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,500  
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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$59,610 - $98,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$17.16 - $46.28  
   
Overtime
$34.96 - $68.99  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,084  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,500  
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).
)
$59,610 - $98,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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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.

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Survey takers who work as Physical Therapy Managers usually report a few specific skills. Physical Therapy and Orthopedics are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Physical Therapy is a skill commonly found among those who know Orthopedics.

Pay by Experience Level for Physical Therapy Manager

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $73K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $77K. Physical Therapy Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $87K. Physical Therapy Managers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $83K.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$80,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Manager Salaries

Physical Therapy
up arrow 3%

Orthopedics
up arrow 2%

National Average
$80,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 16%