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Physical Therapist Average Salary in Philippines 2020

How much money does a Physical Therapist make in Philippines?

Average Monthly Salary
80,500 PHP
( 966,000 PHP yearly)


A person working as a Physical Therapist in Philippines typically earns around 80,500 PHP per month. Salaries range from 37,000 PHP (lowest) to 128,000 PHP (highest).

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

Physical Therapist Salary Distribution in Philippines

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Physical Therapist salaries in Philippines range from 37,000 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 128,000 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 87,000 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Physical Therapist(s) are earning less than 87,000 PHP while the other half are earning more than 87,000 PHP. 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 Physical Therapist(s) are earning less than 55,800 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 55,800 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Physical Therapist(s) are earning less than 116,000 PHP while 25% are earning more than 116,000 PHP.

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

Physical 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 Physical Therapist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Physical Therapist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 42,000 PHP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 56,100 PHP per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 83,000 PHP per month, 48% 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, Physical Therapist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 101,000 PHP per month, 22% 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 110,000 PHP per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 119,000 PHP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Physical Therapist average salary change by experience in Philippines

0 - 2 Years
42,000 PHP
2 - 5 Years+34%
56,100 PHP
5 - 10 Years+48%
83,000 PHP
10 - 15 Years+22%
101,000 PHP
15 - 20 Years+9%
110,000 PHP
20+ Years+8%
119,000 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Physical Therapist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Physical 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 Physical Therapist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Physical Therapist is 48,000 PHP per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 75,300 PHP per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 126,000 PHP per month, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

Physical Therapist average salary difference by education level in Philippines

Bachelor's Degree
48,000 PHP
Master's Degree+57%
75,300 PHP
126,000 PHP
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 Philippines costs anywhere from 253,000 Philippine Peso(s) to 758,000 Philippine Peso(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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Physical Therapist Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Philippines Physical Therapist
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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 Physical Therapist employees in Philippines earn 22% more than their female counterparts.

72,400 PHP
88,700 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Philippines for all Careers

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Physical Therapist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Philippines

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

Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist(s) in Philippines are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 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.

Philippines / All Professions

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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 Philippines is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Philippines for the year 2019. 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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Physical Therapist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Philippines

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Philippines Physical Therapist
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A Physical Therapist is considered to be a high 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.

16% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 84% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Physical Therapist employees in Philippines earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
47,700 PHP
Public Sector+12%
53,400 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Physical Therapist Salary Trend and Forecast in Philippines

How are Physical Therapist salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
69,600 PHP
Average Salary 2017+4%
72,200 PHP
Average Salary 2018+4%
74,900 PHP
Average Salary 2019+4%
77,600 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Physical Therapist salaries in Philippines are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Physical Therapist Average Hourly Wage in Philippines

460 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 460 PHP. This means that the average Physical Therapist in Philippines earns approximately 460 PHP 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.

Physical Therapist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Physical Therapist and Health and Medical monthly Philippines
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The average salary for Physical Therapist is 31% less than that of Doctor / Physician. Also, Doctor / Physician salaries are 67% more than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Advanced Nutrition Aide54,100 PHP-33%
Advanced Practice Provider59,400 PHP-26%
Allergist87,900 PHP+9%
Behavioral Health Specialist56,900 PHP-29%
Chiropractor54,900 PHP-32%
Clinical Psychologist156,000 PHP+94%
Correctional Treatment Specialist91,600 PHP+14%
Counseling Psychologist118,000 PHP+47%
Dermatologist168,000 PHP+110%
Dietitian113,000 PHP+40%
Doctor126,000 PHP+56%
Emergency Department Physician89,100 PHP+11%
Exercise Physiologist121,000 PHP+50%
Forensic Pathologist124,000 PHP+54%
General Medical Practitioner91,300 PHP+13%
Genetic Counselor79,300 PHP-2%
Internist158,000 PHP+96%
Interventionist148,000 PHP+84%
Invasive Cardiologist191,000 PHP+140%
Mental Health Therapst88,800 PHP+10%
Naturopathic Physician151,000 PHP+88%
Neurologist133,000 PHP+65%
Neurophysiology Technologist55,900 PHP-31%
Nuclear Medicine Physician119,000 PHP+48%
Obstetrician / Gynecologist126,000 PHP+56%
Occupational Health Safety Specialist65,600 PHP-19%
Ophthalmologist104,000 PHP+29%
Optometrist105,000 PHP+30%
Pediatrician111,000 PHP+38%
Physical Therapist80,500 PHP-0%
Physical Therapy Director90,300 PHP+12%
Physician - Anesthesiology164,000 PHP+100%
Physician - Cardiology188,000 PHP+130%
Physician - CCU104,000 PHP+29%
Physician - Dermatology142,000 PHP+76%
Physician - Emergency Room114,000 PHP+42%
Physician - Endocrinology142,000 PHP+76%
Physician - Family Practice96,000 PHP+19%
Physician - Gastroenterology126,000 PHP+56%
Physician - Generalist109,000 PHP+35%
Physician - Geriatrics91,200 PHP+13%
Physician - Hematology / Oncology124,000 PHP+54%
Physician - Immunology / Allergy148,000 PHP+84%
Physician - Infectious Disease123,000 PHP+53%
Physician - Internal Medicine145,000 PHP+80%
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine125,000 PHP+55%
Physician - Nephrology112,000 PHP+39%
Physician - Neurology144,000 PHP+79%
Physician - Nuclear Medicine131,000 PHP+63%
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology129,000 PHP+60%
Physician - Occupational Medicine101,000 PHP+25%
Physician - Ophthalmology92,600 PHP+15%
Physician - Otolaryngology93,300 PHP+16%
Physician - Pain Medicine84,600 PHP+5%
Physician - Pathology104,000 PHP+29%
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology139,000 PHP+73%
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology129,000 PHP+60%
Physician - Pediatrics113,000 PHP+40%
Physician - Physiatry132,000 PHP+64%
Physician - Podiatry118,000 PHP+47%
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine90,400 PHP+12%
Physician - Radiation Therapy146,000 PHP+81%
Physician - Radiology157,000 PHP+95%
Physician - Rheumatology132,000 PHP+64%
Physician - Sports Medicine127,000 PHP+58%
Physician - Urology178,000 PHP+120%
Physician Assistant80,400 PHP-0%
Physiotherapist87,100 PHP+8%
Podiatrist89,700 PHP+11%
Preventive Medicine Physician120,000 PHP+49%
Psychiatrist127,000 PHP+58%
Psychololgist116,000 PHP+44%
Psychometrician112,000 PHP+39%
Radiologist129,000 PHP+60%
Registered Respiratory Therapist79,300 PHP-2%
Skin Care Specialist74,500 PHP-7%
Urologist166,000 PHP+110%
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist75,800 PHP-6%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo89,700 PHP
Cagayan de Oro85,100 PHP
Cebu88,200 PHP
Dasmarinas71,200 PHP
Davao89,300 PHP
Kalookan91,900 PHP
Las Pinas76,700 PHP
Makati73,300 PHP
Manila97,300 PHP
Paranaque81,600 PHP
Pasig86,100 PHP
Quezon City91,600 PHP
Taguig87,400 PHP
Valenzuela77,600 PHP
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