Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
103,890 1.7 % $18.22 $37,890 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.19 $12.79 $16.53 $21.91 $28.75
Annual Wage (2) $21,200 $26,590 $34,380 $45,570 $59,810


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 30,750 9.37 $16.45 $34,230
Individual and Family Services 17,510 1.19 $17.01 $35,370
State Government (OES Designation) 16,590 0.76 $22.92 $47,680
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 11,700 1.93 $15.43 $32,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,200 0.12 $21.36 $44,430

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 30,750 9.37 $16.45 $34,230
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 11,700 1.93 $15.43 $32,100
Other Residential Care Facilities 2,970 1.91 $14.92 $31,040
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 1,890 1.26 $17.06 $35,470
Individual and Family Services 17,510 1.19 $17.01 $35,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services 380 0.25 $26.62 $55,370
Insurance Carriers 70 0.01 $26.23 $54,550
Elementary and Secondary Schools 450 0.01 $25.14 $52,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,590 0.03 $24.14 $50,220
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 340 0.14 $23.93 $49,770


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 11,300 0.75 0.97 $16.93 $35,220
New York 8,670 0.98 1.28 $17.54 $36,490
Pennsylvania 7,040 1.24 1.62 $18.54 $38,550
Washington 6,320 2.18 2.83 $18.93 $39,380
Ohio 5,930 1.14 1.48 $19.31 $40,160



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 2,580 4.11 5.35 $22.42 $46,630
Washington 6,320 2.18 2.83 $18.93 $39,380
Vermont 640 2.14 2.78 $20.53 $42,700
Massachusetts 5,500 1.66 2.15 $18.73 $38,970
Connecticut 2,570 1.56 2.03 $21.20 $44,090



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 240 0.73 0.96 $25.70 $53,460
New Jersey 1,630 0.42 0.55 $25.24 $52,500
Rhode Island 440 0.94 1.22 $22.62 $47,050
Idaho 2,580 4.11 5.35 $22.42 $46,630
Utah 400 0.31 0.41 $22.19 $46,150




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 4,910 0.91 1.18 $18.38 $38,220
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,820 1.51 1.97 $18.19 $37,840
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,490 1.67 2.17 $19.58 $40,720
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,470 1.38 1.79 $19.31 $40,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,290 0.56 0.73 $15.70 $32,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,810 0.99 1.29 $17.15 $35,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.71 0.93 $19.12 $39,760
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 1,370 5.08 6.61 $16.87 $35,080
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,310 1.00 1.30 $15.55 $32,350
Pittsburgh, PA 1,300 1.15 1.49 $16.57 $34,470



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 1,370 5.08 6.61 $16.87 $35,080
Coeur d'Alene, ID 260 4.72 6.14 $16.81 $34,960
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 210 4.62 6.01 $19.82 $41,230
Spokane, WA 910 4.50 5.85 $19.15 $39,830
Boise City-Nampa, ID 1,170 4.19 5.45 $24.75 $51,470
Yakima, WA 330 4.01 5.21 $18.32 $38,100
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 190 3.96 5.15 $14.39 $29,920
Goldsboro, NC 150 3.60 4.68 $14.92 $31,030
Idaho Falls, ID 180 3.50 4.56 $19.61 $40,780
Springfield, MA-CT 890 3.07 3.99 $16.07 $33,430