Rehabilitation Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $11.72 per hour on average. While career length and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Work is enjoyable for Rehabilitation Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Rehabilitation Technicians who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 69 percent. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$22,500 - $38,076
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MEDIAN: $25,869
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$9.57 - $15.27
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$22,500 - $38,076  
   
Bonus
$406.95  
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$20,062 - $32,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.57 - $15.27  
   
Overtime
$12.17 - $22.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$406.95  
   
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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$20,062 - $32,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 505
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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 who go on to become Physical Therapists may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Physical Therapists is $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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Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Technician

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


For Rehabilitation Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $24K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $27K. Rehabilitation Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $30K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $31K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Rehabilitation Technician Reviews

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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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Rehabilitation Technician Salaries

National Average
$25,000

Rehabilitation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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