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Primary Therapist Average Salary in India 2022

How much money does a Primary Therapist make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
34,700 INR
( 416,000 INR yearly)


A person working as a Primary Therapist in India typically earns around 34,700 INR per month. Salaries range from 18,700 INR (lowest) to 52,400 INR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Primary Therapist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Primary Therapist Salary Distribution in India

Median and salary distribution monthly India Primary Therapist
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Primary Therapist salaries in India range from 18,700 INR per month (minimum salary) to 52,400 INR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 31,900 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Primary Therapist(s) are earning less than 31,900 INR while the other half are earning more than 31,900 INR. 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Primary Therapist(s) are earning less than 22,800 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 22,800 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Primary Therapist(s) are earning less than 38,800 INR while 25% are earning more than 38,800 INR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Primary Therapist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Primary Therapist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Primary Therapist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 21,800 INR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 27,500 INR per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 36,200 INR per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Primary Therapist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 42,600 INR per month, 18% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 47,100 INR per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 50,200 INR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Primary Therapist average salary change by experience in India

0 - 2 Years
21,800 INR
2 - 5 Years+26%
27,500 INR
5 - 10 Years+32%
36,200 INR
10 - 15 Years+18%
42,600 INR
15 - 20 Years+11%
47,100 INR
20+ Years+6%
50,200 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Primary Therapist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Primary Therapist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Primary Therapist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Primary Therapist is 26,100 INR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 34,900 INR per month, 33% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 49,700 INR per month, 42% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

Primary Therapist average salary difference by education level in India

Bachelor's Degree
26,100 INR
Master's Degree+33%
34,900 INR
49,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in India costs anywhere from 160,000 Indian Rupee(s) to 479,000 Indian Rupee(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Primary Therapist Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Primary Therapist employees in India earn 8% less than their female counterparts on average.

32,900 INR
35,900 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Primary Therapist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

How much are annual salary increments in India for Primary Therapist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Primary Therapist

Primary Therapist(s) in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

India / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Primary Therapist Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Primary Therapist
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A Primary Therapist is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

49% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Primary Therapist Average Hourly Wage in India

200 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 200 INR. This means that the average Primary Therapist in India earns approximately 200 INR for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Primary Therapist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Primary Therapist and Care Giving and Child Care monthly India
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The average salary for Primary Therapist is 44% more than that of Care Giving and Child Care. Also, Care Giving and Child Care salaries are 25% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Activity Assistant10,900 INR-69%
Advice Worker12,800 INR-63%
Care Manager38,000 INR+10%
Care Worker10,900 INR-69%
Child Care Assistant Director28,500 INR-18%
Child Care Specialist43,700 INR+26%
Child Care Teacher13,300 INR-62%
Child Development Center Assistant18,100 INR-48%
Child Development Specialist43,700 INR+26%
Child Life Specialist43,700 INR+26%
Child Protection Officer14,700 INR-58%
Child Psychotherapist49,900 INR+44%
Clinical Care Coordinator14,300 INR-59%
Custodian20,400 INR-41%
Day Care Director52,300 INR+51%
Elderly Care Giver10,900 INR-69%
Group Home Manager54,600 INR+57%
Kids Activity Assistant10,500 INR-70%
Live In Carer12,400 INR-64%
Nanny13,300 INR-62%
Nursery Nurse13,800 INR-60%
Nursery Teacher11,900 INR-66%
Nursing Home Administrator18,100 INR-48%
Personal Assistant10,500 INR-70%
Physical Health and Wellness Specialist47,500 INR+37%
Preschool Education Coordinator20,400 INR-41%
Primary Therapist34,700 INR+0%
Psychiatric Aide15,200 INR-56%
Rehabilitation Counselor42,800 INR+23%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra31,700 INR
Ahmadabad38,300 INR
Bangalore37,800 INR
Bhopal35,600 INR
Chennai39,400 INR
Coimbatore33,300 INR
Delhi39,000 INR
Ghaziabad33,600 INR
Hyderabad37,300 INR
Indore34,100 INR
Jaipur37,800 INR
Kanpur35,300 INR
Kolkata38,100 INR
Lucknow37,700 INR
Ludhiana34,300 INR
Madurai32,900 INR
Mumbai40,600 INR
Nagpur36,400 INR
Patna32,300 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad35,900 INR
Pune35,900 INR
Surat39,200 INR
Vadodara32,400 INR
Visakhapatnam34,700 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands29,600 INR
Andhra Pradesh40,300 INR
Arunachal Pradesh32,400 INR
Assam39,100 INR
Bihar41,700 INR
Chandigarh32,900 INR
Chhatisgarh36,900 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli29,300 INR
Daman & Diu30,200 INR
Delhi34,500 INR
Goa33,100 INR
Gujarat38,300 INR
Haryana37,100 INR
Himachal Pradesh34,000 INR
Jammu & Kashmir36,600 INR
Jharkhand37,900 INR
Karnataka41,500 INR
Kerala37,800 INR
Lakshadweep28,100 INR
Madhya Pradesh41,000 INR
Maharashtra39,900 INR
Manipur34,400 INR
Meghalaya32,400 INR
Mizoram32,400 INR
Nagaland32,400 INR
Orissa39,800 INR
Pondicherry31,500 INR
Punjab38,600 INR
Rajasthan40,100 INR
Sikkim32,400 INR
Tamil Nadu40,100 INR
Tripura32,700 INR
Uttar Pradesh40,600 INR
Uttaranchal35,300 INR
West Bengal41,800 INR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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