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Average Physiotherapist Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Physiotherapists.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3142.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.
Examples of some job titles are: physiotherapist and physical therapist.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average wages are earned in Toronto, Ontario at $37.91 per hour and the lowest average wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $27.50 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $80,000.
Employment prospects for physiotherapists are good in Canada. The government forecasts that employment growth for therapy and assessment professionals will be among the strongest of all occupations.
Average Hourly Wages for Physiotherapists in Canada
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|Calgary / Banff / Jasper / Rocky Mountain House – Alberta||24.22||37.54||43.61||2011|
|Edmonton – Alberta||32.73||37.04||47.85||2011|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||30.49||32.45||37.52||2008/9|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||28.25||31.20||34.88||2009|
|Fredericton – New Brunswick||29.00||32.36||36.87||2010|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||23.50||33.15||34.15||2010|
|Toronto – Ontario||26.55||37.91||41.52||2010|
|Ottawa – Ontario||32.26||36.67||41.00||2010|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||29.60||37.14||41.38||2010|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie / Guelph – Ontario||29.60||37.14||41.38||2010|
|Prince Edward Island||30.05||33.80||37.55||2011|
|Montreal – Quebec||21.25||27.50||37.75||2008|
|Saskatoon and Rural West – Saskatchewan||28.10||33.70||37.50||2010|
The 2013 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health, which includes physiotherapists, is $34.79. The 2013 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1333.20, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment unit of $70,000.
A licence or registration with a regulatory body is required to practise physiotherapy in all provinces. Completion of the Physiotherapy National Exam, administered by the Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulatory Boards, may be required.