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Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salary (United States)

Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians in the United States take home an average $11.45 per hour. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by around half. Most Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians survey respondents are women (78 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salary (?
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$19,947 - $46,909
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47K
MEDIAN: $25,951
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Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salary (?
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$9.11 - $14.66
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,947 - $46,909  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $508  
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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$19,346 - $31,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.11 - $14.66  
   
Overtime
$5.14 - $21.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $508  
   
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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$19,346 - $31,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 252
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Job Description for Rehabilitation Therapy Technician

  • 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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As Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians make advancements in their career path to roles like Physical Therapist, salaries often climb aggressively. On average, Physical Therapists will make $65K annually. Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians typically move into roles as Physical Therapist Assistants or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, and those positions pay $22K more and $24K 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $23K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $26K. For Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $27K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $28K.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
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$24,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 31%