Rehabilitation Director Salary

Rehabilitation Directors in the United States earn an average of $90K per year; salaries are particularly strong in New York, where workers earn around $110K. Rehabilitation Directors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+14 percent) and Dallas (+8 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$68,676 - $107,101
(Median)
$69K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $89,529
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$27.34 - $49.39
(Median)
$27
$41
$49
MEDIAN: $40
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$68,676 - $107,101  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,773  
Total Pay (?
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$64,461 - $108,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 518
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Hourly Rate
$27.34 - $49.39  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $71.08  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,773  
   
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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$64,461 - $108,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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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.

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Rehabilitation Directors who become Regional Rehabilitation Directors position may earn slightly higher salaries. The median income for that position is $103K per year. Rehabilitation Directors most often move into positions as Rehabilitation Services Directors or Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists. Rehabilitation Services Directors actually earn $5K less on average, however, and Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists earn $19K less per year than Rehabilitation Directors do.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Rehabilitation Director


Rehabilitation Directors in search of the best pay head to RehabCare, where the median salary rolls in at $94K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $111K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $71K.

Offering only $82K on average, Reliant Rehabilitation seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $25K on the lower end and $95K on the higher end.

Popular Skills for Rehabilitation Director


Survey results show that Rehabilitation Directors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Physical Therapy, Operations Management, Speech Pathology, and occupational therapist 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 many Rehabilitation Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $82K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $88K. On average, Rehabilitation Directors make $92K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Rehabilitation Director generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $96K.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Director Salaries



National Average
$89,000



Skills That Affect Rehabilitation Director Salaries

Physical Therapy
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Operations Management
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Speech Pathology
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Occupational therapy
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occupational therapist
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National Average
$89,000

Geriatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%
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