Rehabilitation Technician Salary

The average Rehabilitation Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $11.80 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though tenure and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of Rehabilitation Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Rehabilitation Technicians making up 71 percent. Although close to a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and a little over a half get dental coverage, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$22,970 - $37,024
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$26K
$37K
MEDIAN: $25,780
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$9.56 - $15.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$22,970 - $37,024  
   
Bonus
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$20,040 - $33,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.56 - $15.33  
   
Overtime
$12.59 - $23.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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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$20,040 - $33,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 471

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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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For Rehabilitation Technicians, progressing to a Physical Therapist role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Physical Therapist can earn $67K annually. It is quite typical for Rehabilitation Technicians to transition into roles as Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants or Physical Therapist Assistants, where reported median earnings are $26K and $23K higher per year.

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Rehabilitation Technicians flock to RehabCare for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $26K lead the pack in compensation.

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 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
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
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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 53 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 33%