Restorative Aide Salary
Median pay for Restorative Aides in the United States is around $11.89 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by slightly less than one-half and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths. Female Restorative Aides make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Job Description for Restorative Aide
Working as a restorative aide involves work in the medical field. The work involves helping patients with rehabilitation and patient care. Necessary job skills may include good communication skills and nursing skills. You must have the ability to treat a patient with care and understanding. Working as a restorative aide may involve physical work. For example, an aide may be required to help a patient stand, sit, and walk. Another requirement may be to aid a patient in eating and drinking fluids. A restorative aide may be required to work both indoors in a rehab clinic or outdoors when assisting patients with walking and other physical activities.Read More...
The work requires a clear understanding of human conditions. Working as a restorative aide may also involve working with body fluids. The work environment could include nursing facilities, hospitals, rehab centers, and assisted living facilities. A restorative aide may work with doctors and registered nurses, as well as hospital or client administrators.
Education of a restorative aide requires at least a high school degree or equivalent. A four-year college degree is preferred but not necessarily be required for the position. Certification of a nursing assistant may also be required when applying this position. One to three years of experience as a nursing assistant may also be a requirement. Working as a restorative aide may require flexibility in hours as many of these facilities are open 24/7.
Restorative Aide Tasks
- Perform clerical duties; take inventory, order and stock supplies, answer telephone, take messages and complete forms.
- Under close supervision of a physical therapist, occupation therapist or rehab team member prepare the patient and administer treatment therapy.
- Transport patients to and from treatment areas, using wheelchairs or providing standing support.
- Prepare, clean and maintain work area and disinfect equipment after treatment.
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Pay by Experience Level for Restorative Aide
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Restorative Aides, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $23K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $26K. Restorative Aides see a median salary of $27K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $28K.
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