Rehabilitation Technician Salary

Pay for Rehabilitation Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $11.79 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Female Rehabilitation Technicians survey participants are more prevalent than men — 69 percent of professionals. While some workers in this profession — about one in three — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and slightly more than half have dental insurance. Most Rehabilitation Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$20,695 - $37,976
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MEDIAN: $25,843
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$9.52 - $15.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$20,695 - $37,976  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$19,986 - $33,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.52 - $15.34  
   
Overtime
$12.73 - $23.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$19,986 - $33,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 499

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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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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 $67K per year. The most common next step for a Rehabilitation Technician is to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or a Physical Therapist Assistant. The former position pays an additional $26K per year on average, and the latter position pays $23K more per year.

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For Rehabilitation Technicians, comfortable salaries can be found at RehabCare; in fact, median earnings sit around $26K, the highest in the area.

Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Rehabilitation Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $24K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $27K. Rehabilitation Technicians see a median salary of $29K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $31K on average.

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
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
57%
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
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$25,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Rehabilitation Technician Salaries

Scheduling
▲18%


National Average
$25,000

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Physical Therapy
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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