Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salary

Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $11.55 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.47 per hour on the low end to $14.63 on the high end. Most Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians survey respondents are women (78 percent). Most Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Approximately one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and slightly less than one-half claim dental coverage as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,654 - $45,928

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$9.47 - $14.63

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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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$19,971 - $31,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.47 - $14.63  
   
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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$19,971 - $31,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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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 $65K 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 $22K 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $23K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $26K. For Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $26K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $33K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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 35%

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
78 %
Male
22 %

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: 64% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 34%
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