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

Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $33K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — around one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by most and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Men working as Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals are solidly outnumbered, with women representing 77 percent of workers. Most Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals like their work and job satisfaction is high. 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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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
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$25,638 - $42,777  
   
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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  
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  
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 may not experience a change in pay as they move on to an upper-level role like Social Services Case Manager. Social Services Case Managers usually make $31K.

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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.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $31K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $35K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $36K in this role. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median of $40K. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a fair portion of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up approximately one-fifth 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 fewer than one in twenty.

Pay Difference By Location

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$33,000
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For Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals, working in the bustling city of Raleigh has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+2 percent). Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago.

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Experience Affects Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) Salaries

Late-Career
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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%