The average Physiotherapist in the United States earns approximately $63K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Physiotherapists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women Physiotherapists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and close to one-half receive dental plans. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,491 - $97,614
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MEDIAN: $63,314
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$26.50 - $61.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,491 - $97,614  
   
Bonus
$408.51 - $19,574  
Total Pay (?
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$46,834 - $101,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$26.50 - $61.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.89  
Overtime
$2.21 - $97.87  
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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$46,834 - $101,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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 tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Licensed Physical Therapist. The two jobs pay about the same 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $63K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $63K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $81K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $78K.

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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.
047
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Physiotherapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

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
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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