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Rehabilitation Counselors Salary Information

The salary statistics of rehabilitation counselors are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of rehabilitation counselors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The rehabilitation counselors annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Rehabilitation Counselors Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,040
25th Percentile Wage
$26,820
50th Percentile Wage
$34,860
75th Percentile Wage
$47,140
90th Percentile Wage
$62,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rehabilitation counselors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) rehabilitation counselors is $62,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,040. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 184% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of rehabilitation counselors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$34,860
0.55% 2.81%
2016
$34,670
0.81% -
2015
$34,390
0.03% -
2014
$34,380
0.44% -
2013
$34,230
1.02% -
2012
$33,880
- -

Table 2. Rehabilitation Counselors Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of rehabilitation counselors in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for rehabilitation counselors occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $65,150. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $29,170).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$65,150
Federal, State, and Local Government
$47,420
Educational Services
$41,870
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$38,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$36,780
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$35,800
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$34,480
Health Care and Social Assistance
$31,890
Retail Trade
$29,170

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Rehabilitation Counselors by States

From the above tables we note that not only rehabilitation counselors salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of rehabilitation counselors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,910 to $59,210. The highest paying state for rehabilitation counselors is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $59,210. The lowest paying state is Tennessee with a median annual salary of $19,910. For more salary information of rehabilitation counselors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$59,210
Alaska
$57,960
Rhode Island
$56,470
Maine
$48,880
North Dakota
$47,870
Utah
$45,600
Vermont
$44,920
Texas
$44,070
Louisiana
$42,250
New Hampshire
$41,270
Hawaii
$40,630
Nevada
$40,600
North Carolina
$40,510
District of Columbia
$39,640
Washington
$39,500
Colorado
$39,290
Connecticut
$38,710
Idaho
$38,520
South Dakota
$38,480
Oregon
$38,230
Maryland
$37,980
Virginia
$37,970
Nebraska
$37,880
New Mexico
$37,440
Georgia
$37,000
Florida
$36,900
Minnesota
$36,800
Indiana
$36,730
Alabama
$36,290
Massachusetts
$36,220
Kentucky
$35,970
Guam
$35,910
Arkansas
$35,270
Delaware
$35,030
New York
$34,840
Ohio
$34,810
Montana
$34,740
Missouri
$34,360
Wyoming
$34,160
Michigan
$33,580
Pennsylvania
$33,490
Mississippi
$31,950
West Virginia
$31,780
Arizona
$31,410
Illinois
$30,740
Kansas
$30,300
Iowa
$30,070
California
$30,000
Wisconsin
$29,550
Puerto Rico
$28,550
South Carolina
$25,040
Oklahoma
$22,280
Tennessee
$19,910



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