Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salary

Median pay for Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $11.54 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.49 per hour on the low end to $14.54 on the high end. Most Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians survey respondents are women (78 percent). While nearly one in three report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and a little less than half have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,654 - $45,928
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$46K
MEDIAN: $25,640
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$9.49 - $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
$19,654 - $45,928  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $494.05  
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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$19,985 - $31,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.49 - $14.54  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $21.48  
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $494.05  
   
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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$19,985 - $31,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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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Advancing into a Physical Therapist role seems to be a popular career move for Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $65K per year. Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians most often move into positions as Physical Therapist Assistants or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants; those groups report median salaries that 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $23K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $26K on average. Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $26K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Rehabilitation Therapy Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $32K on average.

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 32%

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 48 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 33%
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