Earnings for Rehabilitation Aides in the United States come in at around $11.75 per hour on average. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but just over a half have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Rehabilitation Aides are female. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,392 - $41,217
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MEDIAN: $29,277
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$9.60 - $15.36
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,392 - $41,217  
   
Bonus
$50.00  
Total Pay (?
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$19,911 - $32,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.60 - $15.36  
   
Overtime
$11.15 - $21.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$50.00  
   
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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$19,911 - $32,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 286
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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Physical Therapist, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $67K per year. When Rehabilitation Aides are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Physical Therapist Assistants or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants. Those roles pay an additional $23K and $26K, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Aide

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $27K. Rehabilitation Aides bring in $30K after working for 10 to 20 years. Rehabilitation Aides who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Rehabilitation Aide Salaries

Rehabilitation
up arrow 6%

National Average
$25,000

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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