Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salary

Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $11.91 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Job satisfaction for Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians is high. Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,306 - $40,547
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MEDIAN: $27,336
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$9.67 - $15.77
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Salary $23,306 - $40,547
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$20,189 - $33,995
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.67 - $15.77
Overtime $10.07 - $22.35
Annual Data $0$33K
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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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$20,189 - $33,995
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 198

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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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While not commonly seen, Rehabilitation Therapy Technicians who transition into a Physical Therapist position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Physical Therapists is $67K 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 $23K higher and $26K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Therapy Technician

Pay by Experience for a Rehabilitation Therapy Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Rehabilitation Therapy Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 143 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Rehabilitation Therapy Technician 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 40 salaries. An experienced Rehabilitation Therapy Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 32 salaries. A Rehabilitation Therapy Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 14 salaries.

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.

Rehabilitation Therapy Technician in Port Charlotte:
Pros: I'm knowledgeable in different rehab technique learning computer programs.
Cons: The pay the lack of team work.

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Key Stats for Rehabilitation Therapy Technician

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$25,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 36%
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