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Restorative Aide Salary

The average Restorative Aide in the United States earns approximately $11.32 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.09 per hour and $15.06. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, slightly less than one-half have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. Female Restorative Aides far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. For the most part, Restorative Aides enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$9.09 - $15.06
MEDIAN: $11.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.09 - $15.06  
$1.94 - $20.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0.00 - $51.06  
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).
$19,034 - $32,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174

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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.


Restorative Aide Tasks

  • Transport patients to and from treatment areas, using wheelchairs or providing standing support.
  • Prepare, clean and maintain work area and disinfect equipment after treatment.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Restorative Aide

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Restorative Aides — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $23K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $26K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Restorative Aides make a median salary of $28K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $29K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Restorative Aide Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.


82 %
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 49%