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How much does a Physiotherapist earn?

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    Both in Private and NHS. Any ideas?
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    (Original post by Circularmover)
    Both in Private and NHS. Any ideas?
    £££££
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    You can look up the info on NHS pay rates by going to their website and having a look at the agenda for change booklet. Lists all the pay bands in the NHS and gives the rates. A physio typically starts at Band 5 and that would equate from memory to about £20,600 per year with an outer London weighting of about an extra £2k and an inner London weighting of about £4k. So, central London new physio would be on about £24k. Not ££££'s as suggested above, but not bad.

    Privately, well it would depend on client base and where you work. I saw a specialist a while back who charged £100 an hour and was booked solid for the three days a week he worked. So, for guys like him I'm sure you are looking at in excess of £100k a year, but this isn't the norm. You will usually pay around £40 for a 45 or 60 min appointment with a private physio, so if you multiply this by 6 (account for a lunchbreak and not being completely booked every day) that gives £240 a day, approx £1250 a week, call it £5k a month which would be £60k a year. However, take out of that tax, hiring a room, paying for things like massage oils, maybe a receptionist etc etc, it probably whittles it down quite significantly.

    My mate who is a senior physio (band 6) does both. Works a 9-5 as a neuro specialist in the NHS and then does private clinic work on evenings and weekends when needed. There is a big cross over now between private and NHS in that you can be referred to a private clinic on the NHS (I believe), so its become much more flexible.

    Maybe someone like Jackie will be along shortly to give a more definitive answer.
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    (Original post by Ironmike)
    You can look up the info on NHS pay rates by going to their website and having a look at the agenda for change booklet. Lists all the pay bands in the NHS and gives the rates. A physio typically starts at Band 5 and that would equate from memory to about £20,600 per year with an outer London weighting of about an extra £2k and an inner London weighting of about £4k. So, central London new physio would be on about £24k. Not ££££'s as suggested above, but not bad.

    Privately, well it would depend on client base and where you work. I saw a specialist a while back who charged £100 an hour and was booked solid for the three days a week he worked. So, for guys like him I'm sure you are looking at in excess of £100k a year, but this isn't the norm. You will usually pay around £40 for a 45 or 60 min appointment with a private physio, so if you multiply this by 6 (account for a lunchbreak and not being completely booked every day) that gives £240 a day, approx £1250 a week, call it £5k a month which would be £60k a year. However, take out of that tax, hiring a room, paying for things like massage oils, maybe a receptionist etc etc, it probably whittles it down quite significantly.

    My mate who is a senior physio (band 6) does both. Works a 9-5 as a neuro specialist in the NHS and then does private clinic work on evenings and weekends when needed. There is a big cross over now between private and NHS in that you can be referred to a private clinic on the NHS (I believe), so its become much more flexible.

    Maybe someone like Jackie will be along shortly to give a more definitive answer.
    ahh kwl man thanks for the detailed answer, i'd give u rep if i knew how to lol
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    I did a placement in a private clinic and it worked out about £45 for 45 minute appointments.
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    I think Mike's pretty much hit the nail on the head - I'd just add that generally it's tough to go straight into private practise, most places want five years experience first, and while you can set up on your own it's a tough way to go, although there are mentoring schemes now for people who want to do this.

    My original plan was to do private work but I so enjoy the NHS stuff with neuro etc now that I honestly don't know. I might do a combination
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    (Original post by Circularmover)
    Both in Private and NHS. Any ideas?
    simple answer?


    not enough




    But Band 5s start on 20, 225 I think, + London weighting if you live in London taking it to about 24, 400 ish
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    (Original post by JackieS)
    simple answer?


    not enough




    But Band 5s start on 20, 225 I think, + London weighting if you live in London taking it to about 24, 400 ish
    Not enough?!?! really? i thought that maybe its a bit low at first but when you build up some experience that you get big money $$$$$$...esp if you work private doing sessions at high prices
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    (Original post by Circularmover)
    Not enough?!?! really? i thought that maybe its a bit low at first but when you build up some experience that you get big money $$$$$$...esp if you work private doing sessions at high prices
    band 7s earn in the region of 35k ish.............if you reach band 8 then its about 40k............but not many people reach that point - plus not everyone actually wants to do private work
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    how do you reach to certain bands like band 6, 7 8?
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    By getting experience in your current grade and then applying for a job in a higher band. There is no automatic progression from one band to a higher band.
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