Rehabilitation Technician Salary

Earnings for Rehabilitation Technicians in the United States come in at around $11.53 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $9.33 per hour and $15.10. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Female Rehabilitation Technicians survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for Rehabilitation Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$20,454 - $38,424
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MEDIAN: $26,511
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$9.33 - $15.10
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$20,454 - $38,424  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $248.32  
Total Pay (?
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$19,580 - $32,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.33 - $15.10  
   
Overtime
$10.77 - $22.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $248.32  
   
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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$19,580 - $32,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 570
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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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Rehabilitation Technicians sometimes assume positions such as Physical Therapists. That role pays $66K per year on average. More commonly, Rehabilitation Technicians become Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants or Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians.

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Rehabilitation Technicians who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional 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. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $24K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $26K. Rehabilitation Technicians bring in $28K after working for 10 to 20 years. Rehabilitation Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $31K.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$24,000


Skills That Affect Rehabilitation Technician Salaries

National Average
$24,000

Rehabilitation
up arrow 1%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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