Physiotherapist Salary

The average Physiotherapist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $70K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women Physiotherapists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Nearly one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and a little more than half claim dental coverage as well. Work is enjoyable for Physiotherapists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$47,976 - $99,134
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$70K
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MEDIAN: $69,515
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$23.15 - $59.60
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MEDIAN: $39.01
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$0$103K
Salary $47,976 - $99,134
Bonus $402.68 - $19,866
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$48,496 - $103,128
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 109
Hourly Data $0$3K
Hourly Rate $23.15 - $59.60
Hourly Tips $8.89
Overtime $18.12 - $3,041
Annual Data $0$103K
Bonus $402.68 - $19,866
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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$48,496 - $103,128
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • 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

  • 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 sometimes move into a Licensed Physical Therapist role, where the salary is similar.

Physiotherapist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Physiotherapist

Pay by Experience for a Physiotherapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Physiotherapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 93 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physiotherapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Physiotherapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 21 salaries. A Physiotherapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,481

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

Location does not play a huge part in determining pay, but Physiotherapists in New York do earn slightly more than the national average.

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Key Stats for Physiotherapist

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Physiotherapist Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$72,000

▼8%

Mid-Career
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 26%
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