Rehabilitation Technician Salary

Median pay for Rehabilitation Technicians in the United States is around $11.53 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.33 per hour and $15.10. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the specific company are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction for Rehabilitation Technicians is high. Some workers in this field — nearly one-third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Female Rehabilitation Technicians are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women.

$20,454 - $38,424
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$38K
MEDIAN: $26,511
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$9.33 - $15.10
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$20,454 - $38,424  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $248.32  
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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$19,580 - $32,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.33 - $15.10  
   
Overtime
$10.77 - $22.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $248.32  
   
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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$19,580 - $32,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 570
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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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There are some Rehabilitation Technicians — though it's uncommon — that transition into Physical Therapists, where earnings are an average $66K annually. A more common career path for Rehabilitation Technicians is stepping into the role of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or Rehabilitation Therapy Technician.

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Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Technician

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. During the first five years of their careers, Rehabilitation Technicians see a median income of $24K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $26K. Rehabilitation Technicians see a median salary of $28K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Rehabilitation Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $31K on average.

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 26%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$24,000


Skills That Affect Rehabilitation Technician Salaries

National Average
$24,000

Rehabilitation
up arrow 1%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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