Salary benchmarking report

As part of our ongoing commitment to our members and the hand therapy profession, the AHTA has conducted this inaugural Annual Salary Survey, known as the Salary Benchmarking Survey for Hand Therapy 2021.

The Salary Benchmarking Survey for Hand Therapy aims to provide information on remuneration practices across organisations that employ practitioners of hand therapy, both private and public settings. The survey targets a range of positions or career stages typically employed and includes the distinction between Accredited Hand Therapists and non-credentialled practitioners.

The Salary Benchmarking Survey for Hand Therapy is the first salary survey that has been produced and is designed to assist employers and senior management in developing their higher- level remuneration strategies. On a more immediate level, the data collected can help both employees and their employers by providing tangible data to which they can refer in remuneration review meetings or when employing practitioners.

Key objectives for the Salary Benchmarking Survey for Hand Therapy include:

  • The collection of meaningful salary data from and for employers of hand therapy practitioners
  • The delivering of information on remuneration practices for positions where remuneration is likely to be a significant factor in attracting and retaining staff.
  • The enhancement of an organisation’s ability to make strategic decisions about remuneration.
  • Identification of significant movements in salaries and benefits over time.

The report will be provided complimentray to those practitioners that partcipated in the survey. If you did not participate and you would like a copy, please email

Kindest regards,
Wendy Rowland
Chief Executive Officer