Work experience, how it affects the salary of a physiotherapist
Depending on it, you can negotiate with your employer for a higher salary.
If you are self-employed, without a doubt, the experience and the time you have been in the sector will be decisive in establishing your rate per session.
It is unusual for a professional who is just starting out in the profession to be able to negotiate a contract or establish the rates of a professional with several years of experience treating patients.
Training in specialties with little competition, or in the use of the latest trends in physiotherapy treatments, will give you the opportunity to establish higher rates than those of other professionals.
The reputation of the physiotherapy professional or center
As a freelancer or private physiotherapy center you must take care of the reputation of your business.
In this sense, the positive recommendations of your patients and an adequate strategy of patient loyalty will be key to increasing the income of your business.
Following this same line, we also find salary differences for physiotherapists who work in highly prestigious clinics compared to those who do not.
How much to charge for a physiotherapy session in UK
If you provide your services in your own office or work per session for centers that offer physiotherapy services, you must establish prices per session.
In UK, this price per physiotherapy session ranges between €30 and €60 per hour, a price range that includes both the payments received by insurers or third parties for the provision of the service, as well as the rates charged directly to the patient.
When you calculate your price per session, especially when you’re starting out, take into account the fixed expenses of your activity as a professional (payment of freelance fees, rental of your office, clinical management software in the cloud, insurance). And add other variable expenses associated with the development of your activity (purchase of clinical material, advertising).
You should also keep in mind that you need a provision of funds for contingencies or vacations.
Knowing all your expenses, and the number of patients you can attend to in a day will give you an approximate number of what you need to charge per session so that, in addition to covering your expenses, you can earn a salary that allows you to continue with your business activity. independently.
Analyzing the salary of a physical therapist
According to the information collected on Glassdoor, the average annual salary of a physiotherapist in 2022 is €40,000, with the average monthly salary being €1,352.
This portal collects direct information from users who work independently or in different public or private centers. Its analysis returns the following data:
The salary of a physiotherapist in a public hospital ranges between €25,000 and €25,600 per year.
Hourly physiotherapy services for insurance companies are between €20 and €25 per hour.
The salary of a physiotherapist in a non-specialized center in this type of therapy is approximately €800 per month.
The salaries of physiotherapists who work in centers specializing in physiotherapy treatments range between €18,000 and €40,000 per year.
Finally, as we have already mentioned above, if you are self-employed or have your own physical therapy clinic, your earnings depend on the profitability of your business.
To boost your profitability, it is essential to have solutions that help you:
Optimize the time dedicated to patient management and improve the care provided to them.
Carry out adequate control of collections from insurance companies and patients, as well as payments to employees and suppliers.
Have a medical documentation digitalization system that allows you to work from any place and device.
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