Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) Salary

Those pursuing careers as Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $34K annually. Pay generally varies between $26K and $45K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals making up 73 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$26,021 - $43,201
(Median)
$26K
$34K
$43K
MEDIAN: $33,595
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$11.92 - $23.52
(Median)
$12
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$26,021 - $43,201  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,705  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,871 - $44,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 246
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $23.52  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,705  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,871 - $44,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Job Description for Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP)

A qualified mental retardation professional (QMRP) assists individuals with intellectual disabilities. They perform a variety of duties such as helping with special needs education and training, as well as monitoring health and behavior. They help implement the strategies provided by occupational and physical therapists. QMRPs primarily handle the day-to-day development of individuals with intellectual disabilities, assessing the development and learning rate for each patient and then working with other care professionals to adjust strategies for helping each person achieve positive outcomes on their mental and cognitive development and care. The QMRP assesses progress and notes all difficulties and successes.

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Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) Tasks

  • Monitor progress of program plans.
  • Develop, coordinate and monitor all aspects of treatment.
  • Approve all patient support plans and interventions.
  • Manage caseload and documentation.
  • Respond to deficiencies in services provided.

Common Career Paths for Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP)


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For Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Social Services Case Manager.

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Pay by Experience Level for Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $32K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $35K. Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals see a median salary of $35K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $38K.

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Experience Affects Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 27%
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