Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salary

Median pay for Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $11.61 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.58 per hour to $14.67. Some workers in this field — nearly one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,510 - $45,557
(Median)
$21K
$26K
$46K
MEDIAN: $26,314
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$9.58 - $14.67
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,510 - $45,557  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $487.22  
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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$20,125 - $31,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $14.67  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $21.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $487.22  
   
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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$20,125 - $31,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 276
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Job Description for Rehabilitation Therapy Technician

Rehabilitation therapy technicians are caregivers who often work under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist. The physical therapist will design the plan of care for the patient, and the rehabilitation therapy technician is responsible for carrying out tasks related to the plan and ensuring that treatment goals are met.

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Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Tasks

  • Perform basic living care for patients and assist with exercises under supervision of a rehabilitation clinician.
  • Transport patients to and from treatment areas, using wheelchairs or providing standing support.
  • Perform clerical duties; take inventory, order and stock supplies, answer telephone, take messages and complete forms.
  • Prepare, clean and maintain equipment.

Common Career Paths for Rehabilitation Therapy Technician


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Many Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians move into a Physical Therapist role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $66K per year. Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians typically move into roles as Physical Therapist Assistants or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, and those positions pay $23K more and $25K more, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Therapy Technician

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


Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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 Therapy Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $27K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $28K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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What is it like working as a Rehabilitation Therapy Technician?

Rehabilitation Therapy Technician in Indianapolis:
"I like a laid back corporate culture, little stress."
Pros: Flexible on sick days, casual dress, working with elders.
Cons: No raise opportunities, upper management sucks.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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