Rehabilitation Aide Salary

Rehabilitation Aides in the United States take home approximately $11.45 per hour on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $8.94 per hour, and the top verges on $15.25. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about two in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. Most Rehabilitation Aides like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Rehabilitation Aides making up 74 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,727 - $40,851

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$8.94 - $15.25

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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 (?
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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$18,671 - $32,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.94 - $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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$18,671 - $32,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 356
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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 $65K per year. More often than not, a Physical Therapist Assistant role is the next step for Rehabilitation Aides moving up in the field. Physical Therapist Assistants usually make $46K per year. Many other Rehabilitation Aides choose to take on a Physical Therapy Aide role, where salaries are typically $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. The average beginner in this position makes around $23K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary 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 26%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

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
20%
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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