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Physical Therapist Average Salary in Germany 2020

How much money does a Physical Therapist make in Germany?

7,120 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Physical Therapist in Germany typically earns around 7,120 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Physical Therapist salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Physical Therapist Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Physical Therapist

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Physical Therapist salaries in Germany range between 2,919 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 10,965 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 7,405 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Physical Therapist are earning less than 7,405 EUR while the other half are earning more than 7,405 EUR. 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 Physical Therapist are earning less than 4,646 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,646 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Physical Therapist are earning less than 9,920 EUR while 25% are earning more than 9,920 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Physical Therapist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
3,362 EUR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
4,609 EUR
5 - 10 Years    +26%  
5,816 EUR
10 - 15 Years    +21%  
7,022 EUR
15 - 20 Years    +17%  
8,229 EUR
20+ Years    +24%  
10,201 EUR
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 Physical Therapist salaries by experience level. A Physical Therapist with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 3,362 EUR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,609 EUR 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 5,816 EUR per month, 26% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Physical Therapist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 7,022 EUR per month, 21% 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 8,229 EUR per month, 17% 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 10,201 EUR per month, 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Germany Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
4,247 EUR
Bachelor's Degree    +40%  
5,936 EUR
Master's Degree    +41%  
8,350 EUR
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 Physical Therapist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Physical Therapist is 4,247 EUR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 5,936 EUR per month, 40% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 8,350 EUR per month, 41% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Germany Physical Therapist


Physical Therapist Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
6,444 EUR
Male    +21%  
7,796 EUR
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 Physical Therapist employees in Germany earn 21% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Germany Physical Therapist

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
6,088 EUR
Public Sector    +34%  
8,152 EUR
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 Physical Therapist employees in Germany earn 34% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Germany Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist Salary Trend and Forecast in Germany

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Physical Therapist
Average Salary 2017    =  
6,385 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
6,621 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
6,866 EUR
Average Salary 2020    +4%  
7,120 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Physical Therapist salaries in Germany are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 4% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Physical Therapist Average Hourly Wage in Germany

41 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Physical Therapist is 41 EUR. This means that the average Physical Therapist in Germany earns approximatly 41 EUR for every worked hour.


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.

Physical Therapist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Physical Therapist and Health and Medical monthly GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for Physical Therapist, Health and Medical, and All Jobs and we found that Physical Therapist salaries are 10% more than those of Health and Medical. We also found out that Health and Medical salaries are 39% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Advanced Practice Provider5,199 EUR-27%
Allergist8,174 EUR+15%
Behavioral Health Specialist4,929 EUR-31%
Chiropractor5,049 EUR-29%
Clinical Psychologist13,831 EUR+94%
Correctional Treatment Specialist8,599 EUR+21%
Counseling Psychologist10,290 EUR+45%
Dermatologist15,040 EUR+111%
Dietitian10,069 EUR+41%
Doctor11,054 EUR+55%
Emergency Department Physician8,532 EUR+20%
Exercise Physiologist10,607 EUR+49%
Forensic Pathologist11,560 EUR+62%
General Medical Practitioner8,232 EUR+16%
Genetic Counselor7,293 EUR+2%
Internist14,275 EUR+100%
Interventionist13,451 EUR+89%
Invasive Cardiologist17,598 EUR+147%
Mental Health Therapst7,388 EUR+4%
Naturopathic Physician13,118 EUR+84%
Neurologist12,086 EUR+70%
Neurophysiology Technologist5,461 EUR-23%
Nuclear Medicine Physician11,254 EUR+58%
Obstetrician / Gynecologist11,933 EUR+68%
Occupational Health Safety Specialist5,745 EUR-19%
Ophthalmologist9,538 EUR+34%
Optometrist9,000 EUR+26%
Pediatrician10,828 EUR+52%
Physical Therapist7,120 EUR=
Physical Therapy Director8,057 EUR+13%
Physician - Anesthesiology16,299 EUR+129%
Physician - Cardiology17,147 EUR+141%
Physician - CCU9,538 EUR+34%
Physician - Dermatology13,212 EUR+86%
Physician - Emergency Room9,719 EUR+37%
Physician - Endocrinology12,176 EUR+71%
Physician - Family Practice9,189 EUR+29%
Physician - Gastroenterology12,234 EUR+72%
Physician - Generalist9,682 EUR+36%
Physician - Geriatrics8,141 EUR+14%
Physician - Hematology / Oncology11,176 EUR+57%
Physician - Immunology / Allergy13,598 EUR+91%
Physician - Infectious Disease11,398 EUR+60%
Physician - Internal Medicine13,637 EUR+92%
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine10,699 EUR+50%
Physician - Nephrology10,728 EUR+51%
Physician - Neurology13,949 EUR+96%
Physician - Nuclear Medicine11,623 EUR+63%
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology11,514 EUR+62%
Physician - Occupational Medicine9,141 EUR+28%
Physician - Ophthalmology8,435 EUR+18%
Physician - Otolaryngology8,582 EUR+21%
Physician - Pain Medicine7,862 EUR+10%
Physician - Pathology9,808 EUR+38%
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology11,891 EUR+67%
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology11,129 EUR+56%
Physician - Pediatrics10,923 EUR+53%
Physician - Physiatry11,682 EUR+64%
Physician - Podiatry10,522 EUR+48%
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine8,149 EUR+14%
Physician - Radiation Therapy13,318 EUR+87%
Physician - Radiology14,442 EUR+103%
Physician - Rheumatology12,307 EUR+73%
Physician - Sports Medicine11,967 EUR+68%
Physician - Urology15,289 EUR+115%
Physician Assistant6,961 EUR-2%
Physiotherapist8,416 EUR+18%
Podiatrist8,341 EUR+17%
Preventive Medicine Physician10,269 EUR+44%
Psychiatrist11,537 EUR+62%
Psychololgist11,032 EUR+55%
Psychometrician9,739 EUR+37%
Radiologist11,854 EUR+66%
Registered Respiratory Therapist7,372 EUR+4%
Skin Care Specialist6,792 EUR-5%
Urologist16,097 EUR+126%
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist7,409 EUR+4%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin8,306 EUR
Bremen7,091 EUR
Dortmund6,731 EUR
Dresden6,862 EUR
Dusseldorf7,697 EUR
Essen7,567 EUR
Frankfurt7,784 EUR
Hamburg7,974 EUR
Hannover6,363 EUR
Koln8,110 EUR
Leipzig6,489 EUR
Munchen7,650 EUR
Nurnberg6,418 EUR
Stuttgart7,321 EUR
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