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Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salary

Pay for Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $11.59 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.28 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $14.59. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and one-half have dental, as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,471 - $46,264
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$19K
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$46K
MEDIAN: $25,019
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$9.28 - $14.59
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,471 - $46,264  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $502  
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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$19,721 - $31,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.28 - $14.59  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $21.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $502  
   
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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$19,721 - $31,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 251

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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Physical Therapist, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher 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 $24K 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $23K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $26K. Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians bring in $27K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $30K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 31%