Rehabilitation Aide Salary

Median pay for Rehabilitation Aides in the United States is around $11.42 per hour. Compensation ranges from $8.93 per hour on the lower end to $15.25 on the higher end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — about two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. Most Rehabilitation Aides survey respondents are women (74 percent). Most Rehabilitation Aides report high levels of job satisfaction.

$19,727 - $40,851
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MEDIAN: $29,478
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$8.93 - $15.25
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,727 - $40,851  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $204.26  
Total Pay (?
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$18,663 - $32,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.93 - $15.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $204.26  
   
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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$18,663 - $32,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 354
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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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Many Rehabilitation Aides move into a Physical Therapist role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $65K per year. As Rehabilitation Aides progress in their field, many go on to become Physical Therapist Assistants. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $46K per year. Another common career choice for Rehabilitation Aides is to move into a Physical Therapy Aide role. Typically, Physical Therapy Aides get paid $23K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Aide

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $23K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $26K. Rehabilitation Aides with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $29K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $31K.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 39%
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