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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Rehabilitation Counselors Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,710
25th Percentile Wage
$26,860
50th Percentile Wage
$34,670
75th Percentile Wage
$46,600
90th Percentile Wage
$62,010

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 $62,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,710. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 185% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of rehabilitation counselors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201634,6700.81%2.28%
201534,3900.03%-
201434,3800.44%-
201334,2301.02%-
201233,880--

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 $59,560. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $30,130).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$59,560
Federal, State, and Local Government
$46,360
Educational Services
$45,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$37,860
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$37,290
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$36,210
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$35,870
Health Care and Social Assistance
$31,900
Retail Trade
$30,130

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 $19,230 to $59,650. The highest paying state for rehabilitation counselors is Alaska with a median annual salary of $59,650. The lowest paying state is Tennessee with a median annual salary of $19,230. For more salary information of rehabilitation counselors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$59,650
New Jersey
$48,120
North Dakota
$46,660
Utah
$45,680
Texas
$43,920
Rhode Island
$42,140
Louisiana
$41,580
Nevada
$40,240
Idaho
$39,590
Vermont
$39,290
Washington
$38,290
Virginia
$38,020
South Dakota
$37,550
Maine
$37,320
North Carolina
$37,290
Michigan
$36,800
Wyoming
$36,650
Oregon
$36,300
Georgia
$36,100
Montana
$35,970
Maryland
$35,870
Colorado
$35,790
Hawaii
$35,710
Ohio
$35,550
Florida
$35,330
Arkansas
$35,200
Nebraska
$35,180
Delaware
$35,110
New Hampshire
$35,010
Connecticut
$34,760
Missouri
$34,610
Minnesota
$34,580
Massachusetts
$34,290
New York
$33,970
Pennsylvania
$33,890
Mississippi
$33,770
Kansas
$33,700
Kentucky
$33,540
District of Columbia
$33,300
Alabama
$33,220
Arizona
$32,900
Indiana
$32,710
West Virginia
$31,240
Illinois
$31,150
California
$30,890
Wisconsin
$30,310
Puerto Rico
$29,790
Iowa
$28,490
South Carolina
$24,590
Oklahoma
$22,400
New Mexico
$21,440
Tennessee
$19,230


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