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Rehabilitation Director Salary

Rehabilitation Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $90K per year, but may range from $65K to $108K per year. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though tenure and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Rehabilitation Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Rehabilitation Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$68,817 - $107,170
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$69K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $89,673
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$27.26 - $48.80
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$49
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$68,817 - $107,170  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,805  
Total Pay (?
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$64,823 - $108,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 511
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Hourly Rate
$27.26 - $48.80  
   
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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$64,823 - $108,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210

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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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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 Rehabilitation Services Director or Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist roles. However, the former pays $6K less on average, and the latter pays $19K less.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Rehabilitation Director


Employees at RehabCare enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $94K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $73K and higher ones not far away at only $113K.

Reliant Rehabilitation is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $82K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $26K while workers on the upper end may rake in $96K.

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. For most people, competency in Geriatrics indicates knowledge of Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Director

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


Rehabilitation Directors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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 $87K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Rehabilitation Directors see a median salary of $91K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $96K.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Director Salaries



National Average
$89,000



Skills That Affect Rehabilitation Director Salaries

Physical Therapy
up arrow 3%

occupational therapist
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Speech Pathology
0%

National Average
$89,000

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

Occupational therapy
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 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: 81% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 14%
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