Physiotherapist Salary

Average Physiotherapists in the United States make around $66K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Physiotherapists (53 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and close to one-half receive dental plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$43,541 - $97,861
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$66K
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MEDIAN: $65,543
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$28.57 - $61.72
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MEDIAN: $38.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,541 - $97,861  
   
Bonus
$408.51 - $19,574  
Total Pay (?
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$46,327 - $102,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$28.57 - $61.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.89  
Overtime
$40.27 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$408.51 - $19,574  
   
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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$46,327 - $102,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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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As Physiotherapists make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Licensed Physical Therapist position pays around the same amount as the Physiotherapist job on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physiotherapist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker earns $67K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $65K. Physiotherapists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $82K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Physiotherapists report making only $78K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,448

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

For those looking to make money, Physiotherapists in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 6 percent above the national average. Physiotherapists will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+2 percent).

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Key Stats for Physiotherapist

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Physiotherapist Salaries

Experienced
▲15%

Late-Career
▲9%

National Average
$71,000

▼6%

Mid-Career
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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