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Rehabilitation Director Salary

With a little more than half of Rehabilitation Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Rehabilitation Directors is $90K annually and can range from $65K on the lower end to $109K per year near the higher end. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and the specific company are driving factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Female Rehabilitation Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$68,894 - $107,299
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$69K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $89,812
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$27.22 - $49.18
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$27
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$49
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,894 - $107,299  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,805  
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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$64,846 - $108,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 515
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Hourly Rate
$27.22 - $49.18  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $70.87  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,805  
   
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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$64,846 - $108,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 217

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Job Description for Rehabilitation Director

A rehabilitation director (also known as a director of rehabilitation, or DOR), serves as the team leader for a group of professionals who comprise a facility's rehabilitation department. They are generally responsible for overseeing the rehabilitation department's financial affairs, as well as the hiring and maintenance of the rehabilitation team. In smaller facilities, the rehabilitation director may also have direct contact with patients and serve as a hands-on member of the rehabilitation team.

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Rehabilitation Director Tasks

  • Oversee, plan and direct the rehabilitation program including PT, OT, and speech/language therapists.
  • Oversee departmental staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional and clinical competency standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

Common Career Paths for Rehabilitation Director


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For Rehabilitation Directors who go on to become Regional Rehabilitation Directors, career progression may result in slightly increased compensation. On average, a Regional Rehabilitation Director earns $103K annually. Many Rehabilitation Directors advance into roles as Rehabilitation Services Directors or Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists, but the median salaries are $6K lower and $19K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Rehabilitation Director


Although salaries only range from $73K to just $113K, RehabCare still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $94K.

With a median salary of only $81K, Reliant Rehabilitation pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $25K to $96K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Rehabilitation Director


Rehabilitation Directors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in occupational therapist, Physical Therapy, Operations Management, and Speech Pathology are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Geriatrics also tend to know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Rehabilitation Directors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $82K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $88K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Rehabilitation Directors make a median salary of $91K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Rehabilitation Directors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $97K.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Director Salaries



National Average
$89,000



Skills That Affect Rehabilitation Director Salaries

occupational therapist
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Physical Therapy
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Operations Management
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National Average
$89,000

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

Speech Pathology
up arrow 1%

Occupational therapy
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 14%
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