Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) Salary (United States)

Pay for Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals in the United States is very modest at just $33,146 per year. Compensation starts at $25,274 and can reach $44,034 per year. Career duration and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, 26 percent are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by most and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Most Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals are women (77 percent). Most Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) Salary (?
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$25,638 - $42,777
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MEDIAN: $33,273
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Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) Salary (?
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$10.82 - $21.68
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$25,638 - $42,777  
   
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$0.00 - $1,973  
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$25,274 - $44,034  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 271
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.82 - $21.68  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.85  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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$0.00 - $1,973  
   
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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$25,274 - $44,034  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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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Additional career progression does not lead to a big boost in pay for Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals. Typically, those who move into a Social Services Case Manager role will bring in a similar salary to their current position.

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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.
Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Beginning workers can expect to earn $31K starting out, which grows to $35K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $36K. Wages continue to grow, though somewhat marginally, for Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals after 20 years in the field, and salaries border $39,575. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 20 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—most of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals, busy Raleigh offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 13 percent above the national average. Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+2 percent). With compensation 6 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) Salaries

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Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 26%
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