Salary for Rehabilitation Counselors

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Also known as:  Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Coordinator of Rehabilitation Services, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor, Rehabilitation Counselor, Veterans Rehabilitation Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Individuals employed as rehabilitation counselors work with differently-abled individuals and persons facing difficulties as a result of congenital defects, illness, injury, disease, or the stress of daily life. They assist these individuals in preparing for and procuring employment, and help these individuals to learn to live and function independently. They may confer with medical personnel, therapists and employment specialists, assess the skills and aptitudes of persons under their care, and work as event coordinators and activity planners in long-term care facilities. Master's or Bachelor's degrees are usually expected in this field, although some rehabilitation counselors do not have a postsecondary degree.

A Rehabilitation Counselor usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $25,660 - $66,180 based on education and tenure levels. get an average compensation of fourty-two thousand and eigthy dollars on a yearly basis.

are compensated at the highest average salary in New Jersey, where they can earn a compensation of close to $66,880. Professionals that work in these jobs obtain the highest pay in Finance and Insurance, where they receive an average salary rate of $59,570.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 26.83 percent nationwide in that time.


Rehabilitation Counselors tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Public Administration
Educational Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Retail Trade

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Retail Trade
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Other Services (except Public Administration)
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