Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salary

Earnings for Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians in the United States come in at around $11.54 per hour on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.47 per hour, and the top verges on $14.56. Most Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians survey respondents are women (79 percent). For the most part, Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by a little less than one-half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,654 - $45,928
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$46K
MEDIAN: $25,640
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$9.47 - $14.56
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,654 - $45,928  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $495.79  
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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$19,976 - $31,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.47 - $14.56  
   
Overtime
$1.57 - $21.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $495.79  
   
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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$19,976 - $31,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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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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Advancing into a Physical Therapist role seems to be a popular career move for Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $65K per year. Typical career progression for a Rehabilitation Therapy Technician involves becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant or a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, roles that pay $22K more and $25K more on average.

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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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $23K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $26K on average. Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $26K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $32K.

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 32%

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 49 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 34%
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