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Physical Therapist Average Salary in Philippines 2020

How much money does a Physical Therapist make in Philippines?

Average Monthly Salary
71,600 PHP
( 859,000 PHP yearly)


A person working as a Physical Therapist in Philippines typically earns around 71,600 PHP per month. Salaries range from 32,900 PHP (lowest) to 114,000 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 32,900 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 114,000 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 77,300 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Physical Therapist(s) are earning less than 77,300 PHP while the other half are earning more than 77,300 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 49,600 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 49,600 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Physical Therapist(s) are earning less than 103,000 PHP while 25% are earning more than 103,000 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 37,400 PHP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 49,900 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 73,800 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 90,000 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 98,100 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 106,000 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
37,400 PHP
2 - 5 Years+34%
49,900 PHP
5 - 10 Years+48%
73,800 PHP
10 - 15 Years+22%
90,000 PHP
15 - 20 Years+9%
98,100 PHP
20+ Years+8%
106,000 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 42,700 PHP per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 66,900 PHP per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 112,000 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
42,700 PHP
Master's Degree+57%
66,900 PHP
112,000 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 223,000 Philippine Peso(s) to 669,000 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

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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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 15% more than their female counterparts on average.

76,500 PHP
66,700 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

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

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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.

Physical Therapist Average Hourly Wage in Philippines

410 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 410 PHP. This means that the average Physical Therapist in Philippines earns approximately 410 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 32% less than that of Doctor / Physician. Also, Doctor / Physician salaries are 57% more than those of Health and Medical.

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Advanced Practice Provider59,400 PHP-17%
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Dietitian86,900 PHP+21%
Doctor112,000 PHP+56%
Emergency Department Physician95,100 PHP+33%
Exercise Physiologist108,000 PHP+51%
Forensic Pathologist111,000 PHP+55%
General Medical Practitioner84,400 PHP+18%
Genetic Counselor70,500 PHP-2%
Internist141,000 PHP+97%
Interventionist131,000 PHP+83%
Invasive Cardiologist170,000 PHP+140%
Mental Health Therapst78,900 PHP+10%
Naturopathic Physician135,000 PHP+89%
Neurologist131,000 PHP+83%
Neurophysiology Technologist36,800 PHP-49%
Nuclear Medicine Physician110,000 PHP+54%
Obstetrician / Gynecologist117,000 PHP+63%
Occupational Health Safety Specialist62,000 PHP-13%
Ophthalmologist92,200 PHP+29%
Optometrist93,400 PHP+30%
Pediatrician98,500 PHP+38%
Physical Therapist71,600 PHP-0%
Physical Therapy Director80,300 PHP+12%
Physician - Anesthesiology145,000 PHP+100%
Physician - Cardiology167,000 PHP+130%
Physician - CCU92,200 PHP+29%
Physician - Dermatology126,000 PHP+76%
Physician - Emergency Room102,000 PHP+42%
Physician - Endocrinology126,000 PHP+76%
Physician - Family Practice85,400 PHP+19%
Physician - Gastroenterology112,000 PHP+56%
Physician - Generalist96,800 PHP+35%
Physician - Geriatrics81,100 PHP+13%
Physician - Hematology / Oncology110,000 PHP+54%
Physician - Immunology / Allergy131,000 PHP+83%
Physician - Infectious Disease109,000 PHP+52%
Physician - Internal Medicine129,000 PHP+80%
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine111,000 PHP+55%
Physician - Nephrology132,000 PHP+84%
Physician - Neurology128,000 PHP+79%
Physician - Nuclear Medicine117,000 PHP+63%
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology120,000 PHP+68%
Physician - Occupational Medicine90,200 PHP+26%
Physician - Ophthalmology82,300 PHP+15%
Physician - Otolaryngology83,000 PHP+16%
Physician - Pain Medicine75,200 PHP+5%
Physician - Pathology92,800 PHP+30%
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology123,000 PHP+72%
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology114,000 PHP+59%
Physician - Pediatrics100,000 PHP+40%
Physician - Physiatry117,000 PHP+63%
Physician - Podiatry105,000 PHP+47%
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine80,400 PHP+12%
Physician - Radiation Therapy128,000 PHP+79%
Physician - Radiology137,000 PHP+91%
Physician - Rheumatology118,000 PHP+65%
Physician - Sports Medicine113,000 PHP+58%
Physician - Urology157,000 PHP+120%
Physician Assistant71,500 PHP-0%
Physiotherapist77,400 PHP+8%
Podiatrist79,800 PHP+11%
Preventive Medicine Physician106,000 PHP+48%
Psychiatrist113,000 PHP+58%
Psychololgist109,000 PHP+52%
Psychometrician99,900 PHP+40%
Radiologist115,000 PHP+61%
Registered Respiratory Therapist70,600 PHP-1%
Skin Care Specialist66,300 PHP-7%
Urologist147,000 PHP+110%
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist67,400 PHP-6%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo79,800 PHP
Cagayan de Oro75,700 PHP
Cebu78,500 PHP
Dasmarinas63,300 PHP
Davao79,400 PHP
Kalookan81,700 PHP
Las Pinas68,200 PHP
Makati65,200 PHP
Manila86,500 PHP
Paranaque72,600 PHP
Pasig76,600 PHP
Quezon City81,500 PHP
Taguig77,700 PHP
Valenzuela69,000 PHP

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 Philippines earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
42,100 PHP
Public Sector+12%
47,100 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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