Frequently Asked Questions

A complete guide to working as a Physio in the UK.


We've collated our most frequently asked questions, along with our answers, to help guide you. If you have a question which we've not answered please send it to us on the form at the bottom of the page and we'll reply back shortly.

What is the salary range of a physiotherapist?

Newly qualified physiotherapists can expect to earn between £28k to £31k per annum. Band 6 Physio's can expect to earn between £31 to £37k per annum.

What band would I be in the UK?

If you have over 2 years post grad experience then you would be a band 6 Physio in the UK.

How much would a band 6 locum Physio earn in the UK?

Your earning potential depends on where in the UK you work. Generally the higher rates are offered to locums who work in London. These rates can differ but you should expect to earn between £22 - £25p/h PAYE as a band 6 Physio.

Do I need CSP registration?

You would need CSP registration if you were to work in a private practice. If working in an NHS role you would just need HCPC registration.

How many hours is a full time physio role?

Full Time Physio roles generally work 37.5hrs per week. This may differ slightly in some full time roles.

What physio roles pay the most?

Paediatric locum Physio roles pay slightly more then other specialties.

When's it busy for locum physio work in the UK

Historically the busiest time of year for locum physio work is between December and April. This is due to winter pressure money being released into the NHS enabling Hospital trusts to use more locum staff.

As demand changes we'll keep adding to this list. Check back when you're looking for OT work.

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