Overall Survey Results:


TCC Newsletter, July 2017 - Salary/Compensation Survey


1Required EMPLOYMENT:  What is your employment status as a telepractioner?  (Select one answer.)
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
I work full time.
   
42 32.5%
I work part time.
   
55 42.6%
I'm not working as a telepractioner at this time but I plan to use telepractice in the future.
   
31 24.0%
I plan to work as a telepractioner when I retire.
   
1 <1%
I do not plan to do telepractice.
 
0 0.0%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals129100%
2Required SETTING:  Select the setting that best describes where you currently work as a telepractioner.   (You may select more than one answer.)
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
School System
   
74 35.4%
College or University
   
6 2.8%
Private Practice
   
44 21.0%
Long term acute care
 
0 0.0%
Rehabilitation hospital
 
0 0.0%
Pediatric hospital
   
1 <1%
Skilled nursing facility
   
1 <1%
Home health agency/ client's home
   
2 <1%
Outpatient clinic or office
   
2 <1%
Non-profit
   
1 <1%
Other
   
13 6.2%
 Totals209100%
3Required STRUCTURE:  Select the sentences that best describe the structure of your employment. ( You may select more than one answer.)
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
I am employed by a telepractice company.
   
23 11.6%
I am an independent contractor with a telepractice company.
   
48 24.3%
I am employed by a school system.
   
9 4.5%
I am an independent contractor with a school system.
   
7 3.5%
I am employed by a private practice.
   
8 4.0%
I am an independent contractor with a private practice.
   
6 3.0%
I am employed by a health care organization.
   
8 4.0%
I am an independent contractor with a health care organization.
   
8 4.0%
I am self-employed.
   
32 16.2%
 Totals197100%

4Required EXPERIENCE: How many years of experience do you have working with telepractice?  (Select one answer.)
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Less than 1 year
   
27 20.9%
Between 1 and 4 years
   
57 44.1%
Between 5 and 10 years
   
29 22.4%
More than 10 years
   
3 2.3%
I have never used telepractice.
   
13 10.0%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals129100%
5Required SALARY - ANNUAL:If you are paid an ANNUAL SALARY as a telepractioner,  what is your salary?  (Select one answer.)
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Between $35k to $45k
   
5 3.8%
Between $46k to $56k
   
5 3.8%
Between $57k and $65k
   
3 2.3%
Between $66k and $75k
   
1 <1%
More than $76k
   
7 5.4%
I am not paid an annual salary.
   
100 77.5%
Other: Please enter a number.
   
8 6.2%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals129100%

6Required SALARY - HOURLY:If you are paid on an HOURLY BASIS for telepractice,  what is your salary or reimbursement?  (Select one answer.)
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Between $26 and $35 per hour
   
8 6.2%
Between $36 and $45 per hour
   
47 36.4%
Between $46 and $55 per hour
   
14 10.8%
Between $56 and $65 per hour
   
4 3.1%
Between $66 and $75 per hour
   
6 4.6%
More than $75 per hour
   
11 8.5%
I am not paid on an hourly basis.
   
36 27.9%
Other: Please enter a number.
   
3 2.3%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals129100%

7Required SALARY - PER SESSION:If you are paid on a PER SESSION or PER VISIT  basis for telepractice,  what is your reimbursement?   (Select one answer.)
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Between $26 and $35 per session
   
3 2.3%
Between $36 and $45 per session
   
7 5.4%
Between $46 and $55 per session
   
7 5.4%
Between $56 and $65 per session
   
5 3.8%
Between $66 and $75 per session
   
5 3.8%
More than $75 per session
   
8 6.2%
I am not paid on a per session/per visit basis.
   
91 70.5%
Other: Please enter a number.
   
3 2.3%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals129100%

8Required SALARY - PER SESSION:If you're reimbursed on a PER VISIT  basis, do you receive compensation for paperwork, meetings and administrative time?  (Select one answer.)
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes.
   
32 24.8%
No.
   
97 75.1%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals129100%
9Required BENEFITS:Do you receive benefits for your telepractice work?    (You may select more than one answer.)If you select Other, please explain in the comment box.
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Pension/Retirement benefits
   
14 8.1%
Paid time off
   
15 8.7%
Continuing Education
   
18 10.4%
Healthcare
   
18 10.4%
I do not receive benefits.
   
92 53.4%
Other
   
13 7.5%
 Totals172100%

10Required CLIENTELE:What age range of clients do you serve  via telepractice?  (You may select more than one answer.)
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
School age - Elementary School
   
90 53.8%
School age - Middle School
   
78 46.7%
School age - High School
   
64 38.3%
Infant
   
3 1.7%
Pediatric
   
27 16.1%
Young Adult
   
22 13.1%
Adult
   
38 22.7%
Geriatric
   
18 10.7%
All of the above
   
7 4.1%
 Totals167100%
11Required LICENSING:In terms of  licensing, in how many states (USA) or provinces (Canada) do you have a license?   (Select one answer.)  
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
One state
   
40 31.0%
Two states
   
15 11.6%
Three states
   
38 29.4%
Four states
   
16 12.4%
More than four states
   
17 13.1%
I am licensed in other countries (list please)
   
1 <1%
Other
   
2 1.5%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals129100%

12Required  LOCATION:Do you provide telepractice services across national borders or internationally?  (You may select more than one answer.)If you select Other, please explain in detail;  this is our first attempt to gather information on  international telepractice service delivery.
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
From the US to other countries
   
24 15.5%
From other countries to the US
   
4 2.5%
Between countries other than the US
   
4 2.5%
Other
   
98 63.6%
 Totals154100%

13Required PRODUCTIVITY:Do you have any productivity quotas associated with your telepractice service provision?  (Select one answer.) (Productivity as % of paid hourly/sessions relative to the your billable hours)
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
70%
   
12 9.3%
75%
   
7 5.4%
80%
   
11 8.5%
85%
   
3 2.3%
90%
   
4 3.1%
Other
   
92 71.3%
No Responses
 
00.0%
 Totals129100%

14Required TELEPRACTICE TOOLS AND FEATURES:Listed below are tools and features (ie, elements in a video platform)  that may be utilized by a telepractitioner.   Please rank them according to their importance as part of your telepractice solution.In the Comment box below, please add any other features and benefits that you deem important. 
 
1 = Most
Answer
12345678910
Number of
  Responses
Ranking
Score*
Whiteboard with annotation on whiteboard and screen share
   
129 4.0
SLP Materials/Games/Activ-
ities
   
129 3.9
Security/Privacy/ confidentiality (HIPAA, FERPA, HITECH, etc)
   
129 3.2
Secure note storage and SLP goal bank
   
129 5.0
Scheduling by clients and clinicians
   
129 5.2
Billing and payment
   
129 6.1
Recording
   
129 7.1
Remote control of client's keyboard
   
129 6.5
Coordination or integration with other offices
   
129 8.0
Total telepractice solution - all of the above
   
129 5.9
*The Ranking Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted rankings by the number of total responses.


15Required Expansion and Growth:Do you plan on growing your business  by utilizing any of these opportunities provided by Telepractice?  Please select all that apply.  
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Begin to offer services at a distance
   
41 30.3%
Diversify SLP sevices
   
30 22.2%
Add other services (OT; PT; etc)
   
11 8.1%
Integrate with Home Care Services
   
10 7.4%
Go national with your expertise in a professional area
   
25 18.5%
Coordinate services with healthcare organizations
   
19 14.0%
Support services in school districts
   
25 18.5%
Add bilingual service support
   
17 12.5%
Coordinate business processes (billing; scheduling; HR; etc)
   
15 11.1%
Other
   
42 31.1%
 Totals135100%