Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors

Counsel individuals to maximize the independence and employability of persons coping with personal, social, and vocational difficulties that result from birth defects, illness, disease, accidents, or the stress of daily life. Coordinate activities for residents of care and treatment facilities. Assess client needs and design and implement rehabilitation programs that may include personal and vocational counseling, training, and job placement.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
110,690 1.5 % $17.82 $37,070 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.05 $12.44 $16.22 $21.83 $28.12
Annual Wage (2) $20,910 $25,880 $33,740 $45,410 $58,480


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 32,540 9.82 $15.81 $32,890
State Government (OES Designation) 19,460 0.86 $22.71 $47,240
Individual and Family Services 17,160 1.37 $15.99 $33,250
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 13,920 2.43 $14.87 $30,930
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,080 0.13 $20.76 $43,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 32,540 9.82 $15.81 $32,890
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 13,920 2.43 $14.87 $30,930
Other Residential Care Facilities 2,700 1.70 $14.39 $29,930
Individual and Family Services 17,160 1.37 $15.99 $33,250
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 1,860 1.29 $17.67 $36,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 120 0.01 $25.09 $52,180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,620 0.03 $24.95 $51,900
Junior Colleges 30 (7) $24.69 $51,360
Civic and Social Organizations (8) (8) $24.09 $50,110
Educational Support Services 170 0.12 $23.27 $48,390


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 10,610 1.26 1.46 $17.03 $35,410
California 9,720 0.69 0.80 $17.39 $36,170
Washington 9,130 3.36 3.89 $21.46 $44,640
Pennsylvania 6,800 1.23 1.42 $17.98 $37,390
Massachusetts 4,440 1.41 1.63 $19.39 $40,330




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 2,030 3.43 3.97 $17.79 $37,000
Washington 9,130 3.36 3.89 $21.46 $44,640
Connecticut 3,290 2.05 2.37 $19.00 $39,520
Delaware 610 1.52 1.76 $16.39 $34,090
Oklahoma 2,260 1.51 1.74 $13.24 $27,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 360 1.14 1.32 $24.74 $51,460
Rhode Island 460 1.02 1.18 $22.33 $46,450
New Jersey 2,690 0.71 0.83 $21.66 $45,060
Washington 9,130 3.36 3.89 $21.46 $44,640
Colorado 1,660 0.76 0.88 $20.84 $43,360





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,430 1.07 1.24 $19.23 $39,990
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,490 2.55 2.95 $22.32 $46,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,820 0.74 0.85 $16.70 $34,730
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,530 1.40 1.62 $18.45 $38,380
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,380 1.42 1.65 $19.42 $40,390
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,920 0.54 0.62 $16.99 $35,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,910 0.82 0.96 $17.44 $36,280
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,750 1.40 1.62 $15.47 $32,170
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 1,730 6.78 7.86 $19.11 $39,760
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,370 0.80 0.93 $20.96 $43,600




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 1,730 6.78 7.86 $19.11 $39,760
Yakima, WA 480 6.08 7.04 $21.40 $44,510
Coeur d'Alene, ID 320 6.05 7.01 $15.51 $32,260
Spokane, WA 1,100 5.62 6.52 $19.94 $41,480
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 350 4.48 5.20 $18.81 $39,110
Idaho Falls, ID 210 4.41 5.11 $18.57 $38,630
Waterbury, CT 260 4.15 4.81 $14.85 $30,900
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 150 3.65 4.23 $21.76 $45,260
Lewiston, ID-WA 90 3.63 4.21 $18.63 $38,760
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 160 3.41 3.95 $15.60 $32,450