Physiotherapist Salary

Median pay for Physiotherapists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $61K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than a third have dental, as well. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Physiotherapists making up 59 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$45,691 - $90,531
(Median)
$46K
$61K
$91K
MEDIAN: $60,798
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$20.35 - $50.00
(Median)
$20
$31
$50
MEDIAN: $30
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$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).
)
$46,147 - $98,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$20.35 - $50.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.89  
Overtime
$2.07 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$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).
)
$46,147 - $98,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Physical Therapist (PT) Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Physiotherapist

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $61K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $64K on average. Physiotherapists bring in $76K after working for 10 to 20 years. Physiotherapists who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $69K.

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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%
ADVERTISEMENT