Salary for Rehabilitation Counselors

Also known as:  Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Coordinator of Rehabilitation Services, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor, Rehabilitation Counselor, Veterans Rehabilitation Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

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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 wages that can range from 24000 and 36000 based on level of experience. Rehabilitation Counselors can receive an average wage of Thirty Three Thousand Two Hundred dollars yearly.

Rehabilitation Counselors can receive the best compensation in Michigan, where they can earn a compensation of approximately $48350. People in this career have the best average pay in Finance and Insurance, where they can get pay levels, on average, of $49480.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 8.11 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Rehabilitation Counselors tend to make the most in the following industries
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $49,480
Finance and Insurance $48,160
Public Administration $43,640
Educational Services $43,540
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $38,400
Retail Trade $36,340
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $33,150
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $33,230
Other Services (except Public Administration) $35,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises $35,740
Retail Trade $36,340
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $38,400
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