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Rehabilitation Director Salary

With a little over a half of Rehabilitation Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $64K to $108K per year and averages out to $89K per year. While the company and geographic location impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. Most Rehabilitation Directors survey respondents are women (72 percent). A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$68,631 - $106,823
(Median)
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89K
110K
MEDIAN: $89,250
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$27.24 - $48.79
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MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,631 - $106,823  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,828  
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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$64,209 - $108,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 486
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.24 - $48.79  
   
Overtime
$27.15 - $71.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,828  
   
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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$64,209 - $108,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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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 transition into an upper level Regional Rehabilitation Director position may earn higher paychecks. The median income for that position is $104K per year. Rehabilitation Directors most often move into positions as Rehabilitation Services Directors or Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists. Rehabilitation Services Directors actually earn $6K 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


Although salaries only range from $72K to just $113K, RehabCare still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $94K.

Popular Skills for Rehabilitation Director


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Physical Therapy, occupational therapist, 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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 $87K. On average, Rehabilitation Directors make $91K 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
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

occupational therapist
up arrow 2%

Speech Pathology
up arrow 1%

Occupational therapy
up arrow 1%

Geriatrics
0%

National Average
$89,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%