Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians in the United States take home an average $11.73 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians making up 78 percent. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. While some workers in this profession — nearly one-third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$23,122 - $39,732
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MEDIAN: $25,729
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$9.73 - $14.97
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$23,122 - $39,732  
   
Bonus
$650  
Total Pay (?
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$20,336 - $31,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $14.97  
   
Overtime
$14.47 - $21.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$650  
   
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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$20,336 - $31,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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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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Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians who advance into the role of a Physical Therapist are fairly uncommon. Physical Therapists on average earn $67K per year. Physical Therapist Assistants or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants are common next-step roles for Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Physical Therapist Assistants is $23K higher on average, and it's $26K higher for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants.

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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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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. Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians see a median salary of $28K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $30K.

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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
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Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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