Physiotherapist Salaries - International Comparison

 
Job Description:   The physiotherapist job includes the following responsibilities: (i) ascertains from medical reports details of patient's condition and the result desired from physiotherapy; (ii) massages patients to stimulate blood circulation, relieve pain, and relax muscles; (iii) instructs patients in exercises designed to improve health; (iv) administers treatment by therapeutic baths or by mechanical devices such as vibrating machines; (v) keeps patients' records [9].
 
Methodology:   Unless otherwise indicated, the gross income is obtained from data provided to the International Labour Organization [9] by government agencies (Statistics Canada, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Statistics Finland, etc). The compulsory deductions include income tax, municipal tax, provincial/state income tax, social security (pension plan, medicare), compulsory additional insurance, etc. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and are obtained from income tax calculators [t], social security withholdings, the OECD Tax Database [k], or other sources. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
 
    
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Physiotherapist Job Average Salary

Country  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ [a] [d] Notes, Source                                                                               Gross Monthly Job Income Compulsory Deductions Weekly Hours
 
U.S. average salary PPP $ 3,434 $ 3,434 Full-time and part-time employees, 2005. U.S. Department of Labor, [t]. 4,402 dollars 22% 34.2
Australia average income PPP $ 2,796 $ 2,744 May 2004. Normal hours from collective agreements. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 4,636 dollars 22% 38.1
UK median salary PPP $ 2,460 $ 2,855 Employees, 2005. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 2,147 pounds 27% 36.0
Germany average salary PPP $ 2,044 $ 2,207 Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t]. 2,395 euros 26% 39.0
Canada average income PPP $ 1,838 $ 1,836 Employees, 2005. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 3,046 dollars 27% 33.0
Kuwait average income PPP $ 1,796 $ 2,242 Men employees, 2004. Kuwait Ministry of Planning, [9]. 640 dinars 0% 39.0
Japan average salary PPP $ 1,703 $ 2,003 Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. Women only, private establishments with 10 or more regular employees. Japan Statistical Yearbook [17], [k]. 262,000 yens 16%
Austria average salary PPP $ 1,586 $ 1,271 Employees, 2002. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), 2002, [9], [t]. 1,673 euros 26% 40.0
Finland average salary PPP $ 1,562 $ 1,865 Normal hours of work, 2004. Men only. Women make 1,943 euros per month.Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 1,968 euros 26% 38.2
Singapore average salary PPP $ 1,459 $ 1,337 Employees, private sector, 2004. Ministry of Manpower, [9], [t]. 2,778 dollars 21%
Italy average salary PPP $ 1,405 $ 1,517 Normal hours of work, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 1,669 euros 27% 36.0
Brazil average income PPP $ 1,141 $ 420 Employees, Dec 2003. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 1,328 reals 10% 32.0
Portugal average salary PPP $ 942 $ 755 Employees, 2003. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 740 euros 15% 37.2
Latvia average income PPP $ 764 $ 339 Adult full-time and part-time employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 263 lats 28% 33.7
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 761 $ 498 Excl. bonuses, 2005. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 15,238 korunas 22% 38.6
Hungary average salary PPP $ 733 $ 466 Employees, May 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 132,208 forints 30%
Slovakia average income PPP $ 599 $ 308 Employees, 2004. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k]. 12,317 korunas 22% 32.5
Poland average income PPP $ 553 $ 296 Employees, 2004. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 1,491 zlotys 30% 35.0
Romania average salary PPP $ 433 $ 222 Women employees, 2005. Men make 955 new lei per month. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 915 new lei 30% 38.8
Lithuania average salary PPP $ 402 $ 153 Employees, 2002. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 696 litas 26% 38.2
Thailand average salary PPP $ 386 $ 123 Men employees, 2005. Women make 4,817 bahts per month. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 5,257 bahts 6% 48.0
 

References

 
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
[t]   Net income from gross income (calculators, tables): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, U.S., Singapore.
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
[17]   Japan Statistical Yearbook, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 2006.
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