Rehabilitation Director Salary

Rehabilitation Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little over a half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $90K annually, but may range from $63K to $109K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K, overall incomes of Rehabilitation Directors generally spread between $63K and $109K depending on individual performance. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and experience level are driving factors as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Rehabilitation Directors making up 71 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Rehabilitation Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$66,638 - $108,010
(Median)
$67K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $89,549
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$27.62 - $49.48
(Median)
$28
$40
$49
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,638 - $108,010  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,931  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$63,297 - $108,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 612
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Hourly Rate
$27.62 - $49.48  
   
Overtime
$40.89 - $70.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,931  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$63,297 - $108,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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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 may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Regional Rehabilitation Director, which pays $104K on average annually. A lot of Rehabilitation Directors advance their careers by becoming Rehabilitation Services Directors and Physical Therapist Assistants. However, those positions offer $5K less and $42K less per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Rehabilitation Director


Aegis Therapies, Inc., RehabCare, Reliant Rehabilitation, Genesis Rehab Services, and HCR ManorCare are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Rehabilitation Directors. Although the highest salaries can be found at HCR ManorCare where median pay is $97K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $78K and $129K. Rehabilitation Directors will also find cushy salaries at Tender Touch (+$94K), RehabCare (+$93K), and Aegis Therapies, Inc. (+$87K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Reliant Rehabilitation at $82K, and Genesis Rehab Services where $85K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Rehabilitation Directors there earn up to $109K.

Popular Skills for Rehabilitation Director


Rehabilitation Directors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Speech Pathology, Physical Therapy, Operations Management, and Occupational therapy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Rehabilitation and occupational therapist. 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.


For many Rehabilitation Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $82K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $87K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $92K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $96K.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Director Salaries



National Average
$89,000



Skills That Affect Rehabilitation Director Salaries

Speech Pathology
up arrow 4%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Occupational therapy
0%

National Average
$89,000

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

occupational therapist
up arrow 3%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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