Head of Physical Therapy Salary in the United States

How much does a Head of Physical Therapy make in the United States? The average Head of Physical Therapy salary in the United States is $146,058 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $129,853 and $162,421. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Directs and coordinates the policies, objectives, initiatives, and programs for the delivery of physical therapy programs to patients. Evaluates current physical therapy programs and investigates potential new or revised therapy programs to improve the quality of patient care. Oversees budgeting, staffing, and the development and implementation of new physical therapy programs. Ensures the physical therapy division follows regulatory compliance requirements and standard procedures. Typically requires a doctorate degree in physical therapy or equivalent. Typically reports to top management. Manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)

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    Physical Therapy Supervisor

    3 - 5 years experience
    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

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    Bachelor's Degree

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