Rehabilitation Aide Salary

Pay for Rehabilitation Aides in the United States sits in the ballpark of $11.65 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.96 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $15.27. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Rehabilitation Aides making up 75 percent. Although close to two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Rehabilitation Aides is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,866 - $40,645
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MEDIAN: $29,478
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$8.96 - $15.27
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,866 - $40,645  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $200.00  
Total Pay (?
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$18,714 - $32,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.96 - $15.27  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $200.00  
   
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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$18,714 - $32,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 376
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Job Description for Rehabilitation Aide

A rehabilitation aide must work to assist a physical therapist and provide the best experience possible for patients receiving therapy. He/she prepares, cleans and maintains the work area as well as disinfect equipment after each use in preparation for the next patient. A rehabilitation aide must also be able to perform a number of other tasks including transporting patients to and from treatment areas, performing clerical duties, taking inventory, ordering and stocking supplies, answering the telephone and taking messages to ensure everything is in order and prepared for the physical therapist. He/she must be professional and capable of interacting with patients in order to insure the most efficient therapy experience.

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Rehabilitation Aide Tasks

  • Transport patients to and from treatment areas, using wheelchairs or providing standing support.
  • Prepare, clean and maintain work area and disinfect equipment after treatment.
  • Perform clerical duties; take inventory, order and stock supplies, answer telephone, take messages and complete forms.
  • Under close supervision of a physical therapist, occupation therapist or rehab team member prepare the patient and administer treatment therapy.

Common Career Paths for Rehabilitation Aide


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Rehabilitation Aides often transition into Physical Therapist positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Physical Therapists earn $66K per year. Typical career progression for a Rehabilitation Aide involves becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant or a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, roles that pay $22K more and $25K more on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Aide

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


For Rehabilitation Aides, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $23K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $26K. Rehabilitation Aides claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $29K. Rehabilitation Aides with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $31K.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Rehabilitation Aide Salaries

Rehabilitation
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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