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Rehabilitation Technician Salary

An average Rehabilitation Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $11.30 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.23 per hour and $14.92. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the majority of Rehabilitation Technicians (66 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and over one-half receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Rehabilitation Technicians is high.

$19,363 - $38,455
(Median)
$19K
$26K
$38K
MEDIAN: $25,785
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$9.23 - $14.92
(Median)
$9
$11
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$19,363 - $38,455  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $297.99  
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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$19,250 - $31,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $14.92  
   
Overtime
$3.90 - $22.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $297.99  
   
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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$19,250 - $31,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 492

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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 Rehabilitation Technician often moves on to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or a Rehabilitation Therapy Technician.

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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 pay less than market rate include Physical Therapy.

Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Technician

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


For Rehabilitation Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. On average, Rehabilitation Technicians make $28K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $29K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Rehabilitation Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Rehabilitation Technician in Houston:
"Two VR Counselors To One Technician Affects Service Delivery."
Must like working with people. Negotiate a higher salary and be prepared to work extremely hard. And must be able to adapt often to change.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Rehabilitation Technician Salaries

Rehabilitation
0%

National Average
$24,000

Physical Therapy
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 34%
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