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

It's impossible to make it big as a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional in the United States; the average employee in this occupation scrapes together only around $33,146 per year. Pay generally spreads from $25,274 to $44,034 per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although about a quarter lack health benefits of any kind, most do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Most Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals are women (77 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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  
Total Pay (?
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$25,274 - $44,034  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.82 - $21.68  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$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  
PayScale
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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Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals' salary tends to stay somewhat level despite career advancements. Those who assume higher-end positions like Social Services Case Manager tend to get paid about the same as they did in lower-level roles.

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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.
For Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $31K to $35K. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $36K. Though minimal, Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals continue to experience salary development even after two decades, and pay is estimated at $39,575. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$33,000
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Raleigh is home to an above-average pay rate for Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals, 13 percent higher than the national average. Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+2 percent). Chicago ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 6 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 109 votes.

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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