The average Assistive Technology Specialist in the United States earns approximately $46K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — approximately one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,923 - $63,471
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$46K
$63K
MEDIAN: $46,299
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$12.86 - $23.77
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,923 - $63,471  
   
Bonus
$2,625  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,622 - $62,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $23.77  
   
Overtime
$30.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$2,625  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,622 - $62,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Assistive Technology Specialist

Assistive technology specialists provide assistance with technology equipment for people with disabilities, including helping individuals to understand and operate technological devices, such as computers and cell phones.

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Assistive Technology Specialist Tasks

  • Plan and carry out work assignments, using technical manuals and other instructions as required.
  • Explain and demonstrate correct operation and preventive maintenance of medical equipment to client.
  • Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
  • Build, maintain and repair rehabilitation equipment following specifications to ensure patient safety and ease of use.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistive Technology Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Assistive Technology Specialists. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $39K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $43K. For Assistive Technology Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $63K on average.

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Experience Affects Assistive Technology Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Assistive Technology Specialist Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Adaptive Technology
up arrow 10%

Disability Support
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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