$80,013
Avg. Salary
$41.06
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,980

Bonus

$5,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Lead Physical Therapist (PT) is $41.06 per hour.

The average pay for a Lead Physical Therapist (PT) is $80,013 per year.

10%
$33.48
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$41.06
50%
$50.94
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90%
MEDIAN $41.06
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$65k
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$80k
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$99k
90%
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MEDIAN $80,013
$64,903 - $99,303
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MEDIAN: $80,013
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$0$104K
Salary $64,903 - $99,303
Bonus $498 - $9,906
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$67,595 - $104,071
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 270
Hourly Data $0$70
Hourly Rate $33.48 - $50.94
Overtime $40.25 - $70.41
Annual Data $0$104K
Bonus $498 - $9,906
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$67,595 - $104,071
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 228

Job Description for Lead Physical Therapist (PT)

A lead physical therapist position involves overseeing the delivery of care to patients and families in the therapist's hospital or medical center. The lead physical therapist monitors the quality of care patients receive, instructs the caregivers and family members, and helps develop a strategy and routine for the patients that includes final discharge from the care center. The lead physical therapist works closely with the medical staff, including advising (and sometimes supervising) different doctors, staff members, employees, volunteers, and other relevant caregivers the patients interact with in their care. Work hours vary depending on the needs of the medical care center; while nights and weekends are typically "off hours," it is expected that the lead therapist is available to staff during these times.

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Common Career Paths for Lead Physical Therapist (PT)


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As Lead Physical Therapists make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Rehabilitation Director position pays around the same amount as the Lead Physical Therapist job on average. A Lead Physical Therapist may also move into a role as a Senior Physical Therapist or a Physical Therapist Director.

Lead Physical Therapist (PT) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Lead Physical Therapist (PT)


Survey results suggest that Lead Physical Therapists use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Acute Care, Neurology Clinic, Pediatrics, and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include manual therapy and Rehabilitation. Those proficient in Geriatrics are, more often than not, also skilled in Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Physical Therapist (PT)

Pay by Experience for a Lead Physical Therapist (PT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Lead Physical Therapist (PT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 101 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lead Physical Therapist (PT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Lead Physical Therapist (PT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 118 salaries. A Lead Physical Therapist (PT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 67 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

11%

National Average: $83,610

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Lead Physical Therapists in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 10 percent above the national average. Lead Physical Therapists will also find cushy salaries in Baltimore (+7 percent), Phoenix (+4 percent), Detroit (+4 percent), and Los Angeles (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 11 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (6 percent lower) and Houston (4 percent lower).

Lead Physical Therapist (PT) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Lead Physical Therapist (PT)?

Lead Physical Therapist (PT) in Denver:
"That it was way more stressful than it was shared to be."
Set boundaries. Don't let them take advantage of you.

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Key Stats for Lead Physical Therapist (PT)

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Lead Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries

▲9%

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$84,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Lead Physical Therapist (PT) Salaries

▲9%

Neurology Clinic
▲3%

▲3%

▲1%

Physical Therapy
▼0%

National Average
$84,000

▼2%


manual therapy
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 16%