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How much can I earn as a physiotherapist?

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The starting salary for a qualified physiotherapist in an entry level position in The National Health Service (NHS) is £21,176. This will rise for specialist physiotherapists and for physiotherapist team managers. Principal physiotherapists (consultants) earn considerably more. Extra allowances are payable in the London area, where there may also be assistance towards the costs of accommodation. Salaries in the private sector may vary from those in the NHS.

All full-time NHS allied health professionals work 37.5 hours a week. The hours are usually during daytime between Monday and Friday, but may include a seven-day working pattern. Some weekend and night duty on an on-call basis is usually required and newly qualified staff are not exempt.

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