Physiotherapists in the United States can expect wages of $62K per year on average. Experience level 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 (50 percent) survey respondents. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Physiotherapists making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Most Physiotherapists report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, roughly one in four claim no health benefits at all.

$44,846 - $92,337
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$45K
$62K
$92K
MEDIAN: $61,637
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$28.19 - $62.26
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$28
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$62
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$44,846 - $92,337  
   
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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$46,715 - $99,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$28.19 - $62.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.89  
Overtime
$2.07 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
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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$46,715 - $99,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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.


For many Physiotherapists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $63K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $63K. Physiotherapists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $75K. Physiotherapists who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $78K.

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Experience Affects Physiotherapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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