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Rehabilitation Technician Salary

Median pay for Rehabilitation Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $11.34 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.19 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $14.91. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Rehabilitation Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. The majority of Rehabilitation Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$19,232 - $39,027
(Median)
$19K
$26K
$39K
MEDIAN: $25,772
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$9.19 - $14.91
(Median)
$9
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,232 - $39,027  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $296.61  
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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$19,175 - $32,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.19 - $14.91  
   
Overtime
$3.93 - $22.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $296.61  
   
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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$19,175 - $32,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 477

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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 $65K annually. It is not uncommon for a Rehabilitation Technician to continue on to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or a Rehabilitation Therapy Technician.

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Job skills reported by Rehabilitation Technicians are limited. Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Physical Therapy.

Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Technician

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


For Rehabilitation Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $23K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $26K. Rehabilitation Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $29K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

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 56 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 35%