Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salary (United States)

A typical Rehabilitation Therapy Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $11.37 per hour. Compensation generally starts at $9.10 per hour and does not exceed $14.54. Health benefits are not claimed by all—around one third lack any form of coverage—but more than half have medical insurance, and about half have dental, too. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians making up 77 percent of workers. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians who claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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
(Median)
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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  
   
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  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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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Compensation usually increases greatly for Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians who advance in their career. Upper-end positions like Physical Therapist may make an additional $40K per year than lower-end positions. Physical Therapist Assistants or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants are common next-step roles for Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians moving up in the field, where annual pay increases by $21K or $24K, 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.
In most cases, Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $23K; however, pay rises to approximately $26K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $27K. Though minimal, Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians continue to experience salary development even after two decades, and pay is estimated at $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, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, most land within this range.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salaries

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

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Extremely satisfied
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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