Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
101,630 1.7 % $18.29 $38,040 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.07 $12.77 $16.54 $21.91 $29.21
Annual Wage (2) $20,950 $26,550 $34,390 $45,580 $60,750


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 32,370 9.87 $16.78 $34,900
Individual and Family Services 16,980 1.07 $16.79 $34,930
State Government (OES Designation) 16,270 0.74 $23.35 $48,570
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 11,100 1.82 $15.47 $32,170
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,220 0.10 $21.05 $43,780

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 32,370 9.87 $16.78 $34,900
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 11,100 1.82 $15.47 $32,170
Other Residential Care Facilities 2,680 1.64 $15.27 $31,770
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 1,820 1.18 $17.61 $36,620
Individual and Family Services 16,980 1.07 $16.79 $34,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 100 0.01 $28.28 $58,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,200 0.02 $24.27 $50,470
Educational Support Services 130 0.08 $23.79 $49,480
Elementary and Secondary Schools 360 (7) $23.51 $48,890
State Government (OES Designation) 16,270 0.74 $23.35 $48,570


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)
California 11,570 0.75 1.01 $17.06 $35,480
New York 8,350 0.93 1.26 $17.06 $35,490
Pennsylvania 7,240 1.27 1.72 $18.56 $38,610
Massachusetts 6,240 1.84 2.49 $16.62 $34,580
Washington 5,610 1.88 2.55 $20.18 $41,970



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 2,280 3.55 4.81 $22.17 $46,110
Washington 5,610 1.88 2.55 $20.18 $41,970
Massachusetts 6,240 1.84 2.49 $16.62 $34,580
Vermont 530 1.73 2.35 $20.44 $42,510
Connecticut 2,360 1.42 1.93 $23.34 $48,550



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 300 0.90 1.22 $26.38 $54,880
Connecticut 2,360 1.42 1.93 $23.34 $48,550
New Jersey 1,610 0.41 0.56 $23.25 $48,350
Rhode Island 590 1.24 1.69 $22.75 $47,330
Louisiana 720 0.37 0.51 $22.38 $46,540




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,570 0.71 0.96 $18.25 $37,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,720 0.66 0.90 $15.93 $33,130
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,670 1.52 2.06 $16.24 $33,780
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,180 1.42 1.92 $21.50 $44,710
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,100 1.11 1.51 $18.56 $38,600
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,740 1.98 2.68 $18.36 $38,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,600 0.66 0.90 $21.54 $44,810
Pittsburgh, PA 1,450 1.28 1.74 $16.14 $33,580
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.38 0.52 $20.78 $43,210
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 1,350 4.85 6.58 $17.52 $36,440