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Rehabilitation Technician Salary

Rehabilitation Technicians in the United States take home an average $11.22 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.07 per hour on the low end to $14.80 on the high end. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more female Rehabilitation Technicians who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. Although the greater part have medical coverage and nearly one-half have dental coverage, more than a third claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Rehabilitation Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$18,937 - $40,293
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$9.07 - $14.80
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,937 - $40,293  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $300.00  
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$18,948 - $31,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $14.80  
   
Overtime
$4.21 - $22.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $300.00  
   
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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$18,948 - $31,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 450
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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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Compensation may increase greatly for Rehabilitation Technicians who advance to upper-end positions like Physical Therapist. Median pay for Physical Therapists is $65K per year. Becoming a Rehabilitation Therapy Technician or a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant is a common transition from a Rehabilitation Technician role.

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Survey takers who work as Rehabilitation Technicians usually report a few specific skills. Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Technician

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


Rehabilitation Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $23K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $26K. Rehabilitation Technicians see a median salary of $27K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Rehabilitation Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Rehabilitation Technician in Houston:
"Two VR Counselors To One Technician Affects Service Delivery."
Must like working with people. Negotiate a higher salary and be prepared to work extremely hard. And must be able to adapt often to change.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
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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 57 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 35%