Rehabilitation Aide Salary

Median pay for Rehabilitation Aides in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $11.65 per hour. Earnings sit near $8.96 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.27 on the higher side. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Rehabilitation Aides claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly two in five lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Rehabilitation Aides making up 75 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,866 - $40,645
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$20K
$29K
$41K
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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Advancing into a Physical Therapist role seems to be a popular career move for Rehabilitation Aides, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $66K 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 $22K and $25K, respectively.

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Rehabilitation Aides report a narrow range of specific skills. Rehabilitation and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Aide

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


For Rehabilitation Aides, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $23K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $26K. Rehabilitation Aides who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $29K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $31K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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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