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Rehabilitation Director Salary (United States)

With over one-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 $88K per year and can range from $63K on the lower end to $108K per year near the higher end. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by experience level, but the particular city and the particular employer are influential factors as well. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair portion collect dental insurance. Men working as Rehabilitation Directors are solidly outnumbered, with women representing 72 percent of workers. For the most part, Rehabilitation Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Rehabilitation Director Salary (?
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$68,033 - $106,238
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MEDIAN: $88,456
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Rehabilitation Director Salary (?
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$26.69 - $48.62
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$68,033 - $106,238  
   
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$0.00 - $9,679  
Total Pay (?
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$63,416 - $107,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 470
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$26.69 - $48.62  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $71.26  
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$0.00 - $9,679  
   
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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$63,416 - $107,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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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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At the upper end, Rehabilitation Directors who move into a Regional Rehabilitation Director role may earn more as the latter position has a median salary of $104K per year. Many Rehabilitation Directors go on to become Rehabilitation Services Directors or Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $5K lower and $19K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Rehabilitation Director

Rehabilitation Directors seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at RehabCare, where typical salaries come to $91K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($66K) and those starting out ($119K) creates a rather diverse pay scale. Aegis Therapies, Inc. doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $85K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $119K and scope of pay is rather limited. Employees at RehabCare can also expect below-average earnings.

Popular Skills for Rehabilitation Director

Survey results suggest that Rehabilitation Directors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Physical Therapy, Operations Management, Occupational therapy, 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $81K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $87K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $90K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $96K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end. Rehabilitation Directors with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with more than 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Los Angeles
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Dallas
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National Average
$88,000
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For Rehabilitation Directors, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Rehabilitation Directors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+14 percent) and Dallas (+7 percent).

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Director Salaries

National Average
$88,000

Skills That Affect Rehabilitation Director Salaries

Physical Therapy
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Operations Management
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Geriatrics
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Occupational therapy
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occupational therapist
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Speech Pathology
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National Average
$88,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%