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Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) Salary

Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $34K per year. Earnings sit near $26K on the lower side but can approach $45K per year on the higher side. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$26,251 - $43,016
(Median)
$26K
$34K
$43K
MEDIAN: $33,654
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$11.59 - $23.52
(Median)
$12
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$26,251 - $43,016  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,670  
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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$25,928 - $44,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $23.52  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,670  
   
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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$25,928 - $44,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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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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Many Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals move into a Social Services Case Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Social Services Case Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals.

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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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $32K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $35K. On average, Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals make $35K following one to two decades on the job. Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $38K.

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Experience Affects Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 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
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 27%
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