Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant"

How much does a Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant in the federal government get paid? $46,561.48* *Based on the 2010 average.

Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant was the 194th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 746 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant, with an average salary of $46,810.

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.

Technical and Medical Support Positions encompass jobs that require specialized, practical knowledge and the ability to perform skilled tasked. However, these skills can often be learned on the job or through training when you are hired. In some cases, certifications are required to qualify. Additional education such as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree will increase starting grade and lead to promotion. Typically promotions are given 1 grade at a time up to a maximum of GS-9.

Agencies that have hired a Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 716 $46,810.14
Indian Health Service 26 $39,812.12
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $46,834.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $45,726.00
National Institutes of Health 1 $44,293.00

Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant is $46,561.48. The highest paid Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant made $66,111 in 2010.

Common Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 745
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,048.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $57,809.00 / 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
Contact RepresentativeClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Construction Control TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Mathematics TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Soil Conservation TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Procurement Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant was $37,872. Since then, the average pay has increased to $50,977 in 2017.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0636.

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