Physiotherapist Salary

The average Physiotherapist in the United States earns approximately $61K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than a third have dental coverage, about one in four claim no health benefits at all. Men make up a slight majority of Physiotherapists (59 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction for Physiotherapists is high.

$45,691 - $90,531
(Median)
$46K
$61K
$91K
MEDIAN: $60,798
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$20.35 - $50.00
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$20
$31
$50
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,691 - $90,531  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$46,147 - $98,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$20.35 - $50.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.89  
Overtime
$2.07 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$46,147 - $98,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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's salary is approximately $61K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $64K on average. On average, Physiotherapists make $76K following one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $69K.

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Experience Affects Physiotherapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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