Science stream (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
Diploma in Physiotherapy for 3 years with internship
BPT or Bachelor of Physiotherapy for 4 years (3- 6 months of internship is mandatory)
Masters in Physiotherapy for 2 years with internship experience
Physical Therapist Intern, Physical Therapist Assistant, Physical Therapy Technician.
Senior Physiotherapist, Sports Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist, Personal trainer, Occupational therapist, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Head of Physiotherapy Department, Chief Physiotherapist, Deputy Chief Physiotherapist
The average salary of a sports physiotherapist in India is just over ₹5.50 lakhs per annum, or over ₹45,000 per month. Very highly trained physios who work professionally for national sports teams receive much, much higher pay, naturally. In 2017, the BCCI announced that the salary of Patrick Farhart, the physio appointed by the Indian Cricket Team, amounted to ₹1.17 crore for the period of one year and two months.
Average physiotherapy sessions in India usually range between ₹300-₹500. Depending on the kind of injury, it may vary. If it is only a consultation session, i.e., which does not involve any treatment, a physiotherapist earns ₹300-₹500. If it’s muscular pain, back pain, joint pain, or post-surgery treatment/rehabilitation session, the range increases to ₹350-₹500. When it comes to house visits, this increases further because the physiotherapist makes it more convenient for the patient by removing the obstacles of appointment queues and other time-consuming woes.
With a few years’ experience, as their practices become more settled and widely known, physiotherapists can earn as much as ₹60,000 per month on average. Private chambers like these also meet the physiotherapist’s work routine perfectly as they can decide the working hours that ideally suit their needs.
Government hospitals usually pay less. But working in a private health centre or a nursing home, a physiotherapist who has just begun their professional career, can earn from ₹2 lakhs to ₹2.5 lakhs per year.
But with increasing work experience, their salary also gains a lift. Recent reports suggest that with a few years working as a professional, the average salary that a physiotherapist can earn is ₹3.60 lakhs a year. This can go up to nearly ₹8 lakhs per year depending on the institution that a physiotherapist is working for and the job experience they have acquired.