Rehabilitation Technician Salary

Rehabilitation Technicians in the United States take home an average $11.82 per hour. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Female Rehabilitation Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Most Rehabilitation Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although more than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and a little more than half get dental coverage, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,482 - $42,000
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MEDIAN: $27,554
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$9.64 - $15.46
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$0$42K
Salary $20,482 - $42,000
Bonus $750
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$20,127 - $33,693
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $9.64 - $15.46
Overtime $11.99 - $23.66
Annual Data $0$33K
Bonus $750
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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$20,127 - $33,693
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 478

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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

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

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 $67K per year. Rehabilitation Technicians most often move into positions as Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants or Physical Therapist Assistants; those groups report median salaries that are $26K higher and $23K higher, respectively.

Rehabilitation Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Rehabilitation Technician


The biggest paychecks can be found at RehabCare — the median salary there is $26K.

Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Technician

Pay by Experience for a Rehabilitation Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Rehabilitation Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 382 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Rehabilitation Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Rehabilitation Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 64 salaries. A Rehabilitation Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 21 salaries.

Rehabilitation Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Rehabilitation Technician?

Rehabilitation Technician in Dallas:
"Horrible."
Pros: Great hours.
Cons: Unfit supervisor.

Rehabilitation Technician in Chicago:
Pros: The people I work with.
Cons: The wage.

Rehabilitation Technician in Richmond:
"Long hours - great patients."
Pros: I love helping the patients. Their always in a good mood for the most part. Enjoy seeing their progression.
Cons: No balance between homelife and work. Hours are long for low pay and no room for advancement and pay increase.

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Key Stats for Rehabilitation Technician

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$25,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Rehabilitation Technician Salaries

Scheduling
▲17%

Rehabilitation
▼0%

National Average
$25,000

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Physical Therapy
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 35%
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