Rehabilitation Technician Salary

Rehabilitation Technicians in the United States take home an average $11.39 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.28 per hour and $14.99. While geography and the individual firm impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction for Rehabilitation Technicians is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and a little more than half receive dental plans. There are more female Rehabilitation Technicians who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 67 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$19,363 - $35,564
(Median)
$19K
$25K
$36K
MEDIAN: $25,263
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$9.28 - $14.99
(Median)
$9
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$19,363 - $35,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $205.11  
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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$19,327 - $31,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.28 - $14.99  
   
Overtime
$3.83 - $22.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $205.11  
   
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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$19,327 - $31,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 511
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Job Description for Rehabilitation Technician

A rehabilitation technicians' main duty is to assist therapists in providing patient care, including providing direct care to individuals and groups. These technicians must follow all directions given by the therapist to help ensure that patients receive correct treatments, and they need to integrate the therapist's directions with the patients' goals during treatment sessions. Additionally, they help assist their department in clerical and administrative tasks to ensure the department runs smoothly. Rehabilitation technicians also help encourage patients and their families, as well as help answer questions and resolve issues as needed.

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Rehabilitation Technician Tasks

  • Maintain client files and records.
  • Setup, clean, and maintain equipment and treatment areas under the supervision of therapists.
  • Assist Occupational and Physical Therapists with treatments.
  • Schedule, prepare and transport patients to rehabilitative treatments.

Common Career Paths for Rehabilitation Technician


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At the upper end, Rehabilitation Technicians who move into a Physical Therapist role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Physical Therapists is a much higher $65K per year. A Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or a Rehabilitation Therapy Technician is a typical transition from a Rehabilitation Technician role.

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Rehabilitation Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Physical Therapy.

Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Technician

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


Rehabilitation Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker earns $24K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $26K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $27K in this role. After two decades in the workforce, the average Rehabilitation Technician generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $30K.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$24,000


Skills That Affect Rehabilitation Technician Salaries

Rehabilitation
0%

National Average
$24,000

Physical Therapy
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 34%
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