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Rehabilitation Aide Salary

Earnings for Rehabilitation Aides in the United States come in at around $11.33 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $8.94 per hour and $15.24. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — nearly two in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly less than half. For the most part, Rehabilitation Aides enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Rehabilitation Aides making up 75 percent.

$19,653 - $40,963
(Median)
$20K
$29K
$41K
MEDIAN: $29,281
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$8.94 - $15.24
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,653 - $40,963  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $250.83  
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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$18,691 - $32,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.94 - $15.24  
   
Overtime
$0.33 - $21.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $250.83  
   
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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$18,691 - $32,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 326

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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 $65K per year. The most common career progression for Rehabilitation Aides leads to becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant, where average pay is $46K annually. However, many Rehabilitation Aides also opt to become Physical Therapy Aides. Typically, a Physical Therapy Aide brings home $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.


Rehabilitation Aides with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $23K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $26K. For Rehabilitation Aides, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $29K. Rehabilitation Aides who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $31K on average.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 39%