Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) Salary

Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $34K annually. Earnings sit near $26K on the lower side but can approach $45K per year on the higher side. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals survey respondents are women (74 percent). Work is enjoyable for Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than half have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, nearly one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,971 - $43,373

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$11.95 - $23.48

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$25,971 - $43,373  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,713  
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$25,837 - $44,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 242
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Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $23.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.75  
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,713  
   
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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$25,837 - $44,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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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Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals who transition into an upper level Social Services Case Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Social Services Case Manager makes $31K a year.

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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $32K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $35K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $35K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $38K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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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 3%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 27%
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