Median pay for Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians in the United States is around $11.74 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, approximately one in three claim no health benefits at all. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,299 - $40,000
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MEDIAN: $26,777
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$23,299 - $40,000  
   
Bonus
$650  
Total Pay (?
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$20,327 - $32,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $15.33  
   
Overtime
$11.13 - $22.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$650  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,327 - $32,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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 clerical duties; take inventory, order and stock supplies, answer telephone, take messages and complete forms.
  • Prepare, clean and maintain equipment.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Rehabilitation Therapy Technician


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Though it's uncommon, some Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians move into roles as Physical Therapists, where pay is an average $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.


For many Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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 $27K. Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $28K. Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $33K.

Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Rehabilitation Therapy Technician

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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