Rehabilitation Technician Salary

The average Rehabilitation Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $11.37 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.24 per hour on the lower side but can approach $14.98 on the higher side. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and the specific company are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction for Rehabilitation Technicians is high. Female Rehabilitation Technicians are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. Close to a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and just over a half claim dental coverage as well.

$19,300 - $35,652
(Median)
$19K
$25K
$36K
MEDIAN: $25,135
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$9.24 - $14.98
(Median)
$9
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$19,300 - $35,652  
   
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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$19,277 - $31,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.24 - $14.98  
   
Overtime
$3.86 - $22.92  
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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$19,277 - $31,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 514
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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.

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Rehabilitation Technicians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Physical Therapist. The average Physical Therapist brings home $65K per year. Becoming a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or a Rehabilitation Therapy Technician is often the next step for a Rehabilitation Technician.

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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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $24K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $26K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Rehabilitation Technicians make a median salary of $27K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Rehabilitation Technicians with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $30K.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$24,000


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
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: 64% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 33%
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