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Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant"

How much does a Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant in the federal government get paid? $54,621.27* *Based on the 2020 average.

Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant was the 179th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 869 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant, with an average salary of $54,815.

Government Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes positions which involve treating, instructing or working with patients in carrying out therapeutic activities prescribed for their physical or mental rehabilitation. Rehabilitation therapy assistants work in such fields of therapy as occupational, physical, kinesiotherapy, manual arts, and educational. The work requires the ability to apply a practical knowledge of therapeutic methods and techniques but does not require a full professional knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of the specialized field of therapy.

Agencies that have hired a Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 839 $54,814.99
Indian Health Service 26 $48,345.42
Indian Affairs 2 $61,731.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $47,928.00

Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant is $54,621.27. The highest paid Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant made $81,945 in 2020.

Common Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 867
CY - Contract Education--school Year 2

Starting Paygrade: $20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $61,227.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Technical and Medical Support

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Claims Assistance and ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Electronics TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Statistical AssistantClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Range TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Property Disposal Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant was $37,872. Since then, the average pay has increased to $54,621 in 2020.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0636.

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