The majority of Physical Therapy Managers in the United States — close to one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $57K to $98K per year, and the median is $81K per year. Overall cash earnings for Physical Therapy Managers stretch from $57K on the lower end to $98K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $13K from profit sharing. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around half.

$59,562 - $95,658
(Median)
$60K
$81K
$96K
MEDIAN: $80,539
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$16.64 - $47.54
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$17
$39
$48
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$59,562 - $95,658  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $13,409  
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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$56,869 - $97,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$16.64 - $47.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$40.00  
Overtime
$55.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $13,409  
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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$56,869 - $97,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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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Physical Therapy Managers who transition into an upper level Physical Therapy Director position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Physical Therapy Director makes $81K a year.

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $75K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $81K. For Physical Therapy Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $86K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $87K.

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Experience Affects Physical Therapy Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Physical Therapy Manager Salaries

Orthopedics
up arrow 1%

Physical Therapy
0%

National Average
$82,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 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
32%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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