Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salary (United States)

For Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians, hourly wages usually total $11.37 per hour. Pay begins at $9.10 per hour on the low end and climbs to $14.54 near the top. While some workers in this profession—around one third—do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and about half have dental insurance. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians making up 77 percent of workers. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salary (?
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$18,548 - $46,747
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MEDIAN: $26,329
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Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salary (?
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$9.10 - $14.54
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,548 - $46,747  
   
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$0.00 - $504  
Total Pay (?
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$19,221 - $31,457  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.10 - $14.54  
   
Overtime
$5.07 - $21.35  
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $504  
   
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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$19,221 - $31,457  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 259
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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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Oftentimes, Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians' salaries rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Physical Therapist usually get paid an extra $40K per year. Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians most often move into positions as Physical Therapist Assistants or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, where they can expect an extra $21K or $24K per year.

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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 in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Beginning workers can expect to earn $23K starting out, which grows to $26K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $27K. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $28K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; most of respondents fit between this range.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$24,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 32%
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