Rehabilitation Aide Salary
Pay for Rehabilitation Aides in the United States sits in the ballpark of $11.80 per hour. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although more than two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and around two in five get dental coverage, too. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Rehabilitation Aides making up 77 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.
|Salary||$19,797 - $40,406|
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|$20,068 - $32,546|
|Hourly Rate||$9.65 - $15.39|
|Overtime||$11.92 - $22.46|
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Job Description for Rehabilitation Aide
A rehabilitation aide must work to assist a physical therapist and provide the best experience possible for patients receiving therapy. He/she prepares, cleans and maintains the work area as well as disinfect equipment after each use in preparation for the next patient. A rehabilitation aide must also be able to perform a number of other tasks including transporting patients to and from treatment areas, performing clerical duties, taking inventory, ordering and stocking supplies, answering the telephone and taking messages to ensure everything is in order and prepared for the physical therapist. He/she must be professional and capable of interacting with patients in order to insure the most efficient therapy experience.Read More...
A rehabilitation aide must be capable of working closely with a physical therapist, occupation therapist, rehab team member, and other rehabilitation aides. Rehabilitation aides mainly work indoors in a clinic or rehabilitation center. They must be able to lift heavy equipment, be active and on their feet for long periods of time, as well as be able to bear the weight of patients if necessary. While extensive education and certification is not required, having at least a high school diploma is strongly recommended. The hours and schedule of rehabilitation aides vary depending on the scheduling of clients. They may work long shifts all day, or shifts of a couple of hours at a time. The hours may vary from morning to night. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Rehabilitation 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.
Common Career Paths for Rehabilitation Aide
Rehabilitation Aides often transition into Physical Therapist positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Physical Therapists earn $67K per year. Rehabilitation Aides typically move into roles as Physical Therapist Assistants or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, and those positions pay $23K more and $26K more, respectively.
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Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Aide
Pay by Experience for a Rehabilitation Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Rehabilitation Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 213 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Rehabilitation Aide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Rehabilitation Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 33 salaries. A Rehabilitation Aide with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 15 salaries.
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