Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salary

Average Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians in the United States make around $11.61 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.58 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $14.67. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Most Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,510 - $45,557
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$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

  • 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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Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians often transition into Physical Therapist positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Physical Therapists earn $66K per year. Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Physical Therapist Assistants or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants. The median paychecks in those roles are $23K higher and $25K higher, 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.


For Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $23K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $26K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $27K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $28K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Reviews

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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