Physiotherapist Salary

Physiotherapists in the United States can expect wages of $70K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and half receive dental plans. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$47,420 - $98,068
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$70K
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MEDIAN: $69,845
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$24.83 - $61.72
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$0$101K
Salary $47,420 - $98,068
Bonus $412.17 - $19,392
Total Pay (?
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$48,284 - $101,988
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 110
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $24.83 - $61.72
Hourly Tips $8.89
Overtime $50.00
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $412.17 - $19,392
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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$48,284 - $101,988
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

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Job Description for Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists are responsible for providing physical therapy for patients on behalf of their organization. They conduct different therapies such as exercise programs and joint manipulation to help heal bodily symptoms and improve patients' quality of life. Physiotherapists interact with patients to learn about their issues and concerns, develop a treatment plan and conduct follow-up to see how the treatment plan is working. Some of their main responsibilities include setting up exercises that address coordination, posture and strength issues, as well as using their hands and tools to alleviate physical problems. Physiotherapists communicate with patients' families, counselors and other therapy providers on a regular basis as well. These professionals work in a health care environment and must follow strict safety and privacy regulations to respect patient privacy and confidentiality.

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Physiotherapist Tasks

  • Record prognosis, treatment, response and progress in patient's chart or computer database.
  • Discharge patient from physical therapy when projected outcomes have been attained and provide for follow-up care or referrals.
  • Administer manual exercises, massage or traction to help relieve pain, increase patient strength or decrease or prevent deformity.
  • Perform an initial exam, evaluate medical records and physician's referral and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.

Common Career Paths for Physiotherapist


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Physiotherapists may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Licensed Physical Therapist. Licensed Physical Therapists on average make about as much as Physiotherapists do.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physiotherapist

Pay by Experience for a Physiotherapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Physiotherapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 93 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physiotherapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Physiotherapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 21 salaries. A Physiotherapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,779

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

Although location is not a huge compensation factor, Physiotherapists in New York do earn slightly more than the national average.

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Key Stats for Physiotherapist

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Physiotherapist Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$73,000

▼8%

Mid-Career
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 28%
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