17,839 CHF per month

Average Monthly Salary

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Physiotherapist salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

The median salary is 17,482 CHF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Physiotherapist are earning less than 17,482 CHF while the other half are earning more than 17,482 CHF. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working as Physiotherapist are earning less than 11,640 CHF while 75% of them are earning more than 11,640 CHF. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Physiotherapist are earning less than 21,064 CHF while 25% are earning more than 21,064 CHF.

0 - 2 Years | = | 9,645 CHF |

2 - 5 Years | +37% | 13,249 CHF |

5 - 10 Years | +12% | 14,870 CHF |

10 - 15 Years | +22% | 18,114 CHF |

15 - 20 Years | +18% | 21,357 CHF |

20+ Years | +16% | 24,690 CHF |

Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Physiotherapist salaries by experience level. A Physiotherapist with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 9,645 CHF per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 13,249 CHF per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 14,870 CHF per month, 12% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Physiotherapist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 18,114 CHF per month, 22% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 21,357 CHF per month, 18% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 24,690 CHF per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Certificate or Diploma | = | 12,168 CHF |

Bachelor's Degree | +47% | 17,843 CHF |

Master's Degree | +15% | 20,546 CHF |

Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Physiotherapist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Physiotherapist is 12,168 CHF per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 17,843 CHF per month, 47% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 20,546 CHF per month, 15% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Female | = | 16,679 CHF |

Male | +16% | 19,266 CHF |

Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Physiotherapist employees in Switzerland earn 16% more than their female counterparts.Private Sector | = | 15,787 CHF |

Public Sector | +28% | 20,158 CHF |

Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Physiotherapist employees in Switzerland earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.Average Salary 2016 | = | 16,421 CHF |

Average Salary 2017 | +4% | 17,029 CHF |

Average Salary 2018 | +2% | 17,353 CHF |

Average Salary 2019 | +3% | 17,839 CHF |

Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Physiotherapist salaries in Switzerland are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another. 103 CHF per hour

Average Hourly Wage

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Job Title | Average Salary |

Advanced Nutrition Aide | 10,354 CHF | -42% |

Advanced Practice Provider | 11,811 CHF | -34% |

Allergist | 17,724 CHF | -1% |

Behavioral Health Specialist | 11,329 CHF | -36% |

Chiropractor | 10,525 CHF | -41% |

Clinical Psychologist | 31,062 CHF | +74% |

Correctional Treatment Specialist | 17,906 CHF | +0% |

Counseling Psychologist | 23,375 CHF | +31% |

Dermatologist | 35,130 CHF | +97% |

Dietitian | 22,584 CHF | +27% |

Doctor | 24,607 CHF | +38% |

Emergency Department Physician | 18,272 CHF | +2% |

Exercise Physiologist | 23,375 CHF | +31% |

Forensic Pathologist | 24,813 CHF | +39% |

General Medical Practitioner | 19,003 CHF | +7% |

Genetic Counselor | 15,202 CHF | -15% |

Internist | 31,671 CHF | +78% |

Interventionist | 27,773 CHF | +56% |

Invasive Cardiologist | 37,421 CHF | +110% |

Mental Health Therapst | 16,372 CHF | -8% |

Naturopathic Physician | 29,235 CHF | +64% |

Neurologist | 25,458 CHF | +43% |

Neurophysiology Technologist | 11,679 CHF | -35% |

Nuclear Medicine Physician | 24,119 CHF | +35% |

Obstetrician / Gynecologist | 25,325 CHF | +42% |

Occupational Health Safety Specialist | 12,918 CHF | -28% |

Ophthalmologist | 19,880 CHF | +11% |

Optometrist | 20,502 CHF | +15% |

Pediatrician | 23,607 CHF | +32% |

Physical Therapist | 16,152 CHF | -9% |

Physical Therapy Director | 18,820 CHF | +5% |

Physician - Anesthesiology | 35,471 CHF | +99% |

Physician - Cardiology | 34,717 CHF | +95% |

Physician - CCU | 19,880 CHF | +11% |

Physician - Dermatology | 28,358 CHF | +59% |

Physician - Emergency Room | 21,488 CHF | +20% |

Physician - Endocrinology | 27,737 CHF | +55% |

Physician - Family Practice | 19,490 CHF | +9% |

Physician - Gastroenterology | 26,697 CHF | +50% |

Physician - Generalist | 21,743 CHF | +22% |

Physician - Geriatrics | 18,820 CHF | +5% |

Physician - Hematology / Oncology | 26,604 CHF | +49% |

Physician - Immunology / Allergy | 28,066 CHF | +57% |

Physician - Infectious Disease | 24,222 CHF | +36% |

Physician - Internal Medicine | 29,844 CHF | +67% |

Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine | 24,119 CHF | +35% |

Physician - Nephrology | 22,536 CHF | +26% |

Physician - Neurology | 30,143 CHF | +69% |

Physician - Nuclear Medicine | 25,843 CHF | +45% |

Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology | 26,348 CHF | +48% |

Physician - Occupational Medicine | 21,537 CHF | +21% |

Physician - Ophthalmology | 18,515 CHF | +4% |

Physician - Otolaryngology | 17,541 CHF | -2% |

Physician - Pain Medicine | 16,543 CHF | -7% |

Physician - Pathology | 21,249 CHF | +19% |

Physician - Pediatric Cardiology | 26,530 CHF | +49% |

Physician - Pediatric Neonatology | 25,581 CHF | +43% |

Physician - Pediatrics | 23,375 CHF | +31% |

Physician - Physiatry | 25,720 CHF | +44% |

Physician - Podiatry | 23,838 CHF | +34% |

Physician - Pulmonary Medicine | 19,003 CHF | +7% |

Physician - Radiation Therapy | 28,930 CHF | +62% |

Physician - Radiology | 29,235 CHF | +64% |

Physician - Rheumatology | 25,640 CHF | +44% |

Physician - Sports Medicine | 25,666 CHF | +44% |

Physician - Urology | 33,766 CHF | +89% |

Physician Assistant | 15,835 CHF | -11% |

Physiotherapist | 17,839 CHF | = |

Podiatrist | 17,724 CHF | -1% |

Preventive Medicine Physician | 22,912 CHF | +28% |

Psychiatrist | 24,302 CHF | +36% |

Psychololgist | 24,119 CHF | +35% |

Psychometrician | 21,926 CHF | +23% |

Radiologist | 25,726 CHF | +44% |

Registered Respiratory Therapist | 15,360 CHF | -14% |

Skin Care Specialist | 13,887 CHF | -22% |

Urologist | 34,448 CHF | +93% |

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist | 16,152 CHF | -9% |

City | Average Salary |

Basel | 17,936 CHF |

Bern | 17,547 CHF |

Biel | 15,762 CHF |

Geneve | 19,876 CHF |

Lausanne | 18,185 CHF |

Lugano | 15,839 CHF |

Luzern | 17,967 CHF |

St. Gallen | 17,329 CHF |

Winterthur | 17,768 CHF |

Zurich | 19,934 CHF |

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