Rehabilitation Technician Salary

Rehabilitation Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $11.40 per hour on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.23 per hour, and the top verges on $14.98. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Around one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and just over a half claim dental coverage as well. Female Rehabilitation Technicians survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,175 - $35,843

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$9.23 - $14.98

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$20,175 - $35,843  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $205.58  
Total Pay (?
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$19,310 - $31,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $14.98  
   
Overtime
$3.83 - $22.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $205.58  
   
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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$19,310 - $31,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 518
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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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Survey takers who work as 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker earns $24K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $26K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Rehabilitation Technicians make a median salary of $27K. Rehabilitation Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $30K.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$24,000


Skills That Affect Rehabilitation Technician Salaries

Rehabilitation
0%

National Average
$24,000

Physical Therapy
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 33%
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