Rehabilitation Director Salary (United States)

With just 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 $63,416 to $107,656 per year and averages out to $88,033 per year. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but geography and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and most earn dental coverage. Female Rehabilitation Directors make up most of the field at 72 percent. Job satisfaction for Rehabilitation Directors is high. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
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$63,416 - $107,656  
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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 (?
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$63,416 - $107,656  
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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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Rehabilitation Directors may receive an increase in pay with career advancement. Those who transition into an upper level Regional Rehabilitation Director position may earn an additional $16,047 per year. Rehabilitation Directors most often move into positions as Rehabilitation Services Directors or Licensed Registered Occupational Therapists, where they typically take pay cuts of $5,220 or $18,586 per year.

Rehabilitation Director Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Rehabilitation Director

Employees of RehabCare can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $91,306; however, pay is widely dispersed from top to bottom, ranging from $66K to $119K. With a median salary of $84,734, Aegis Therapies, Inc. provides Rehabilitation Directors with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $119K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Rehabilitation Director

Rehabilitation Directors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Those who have experience with Physical Therapy can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 4 percent more than the national average, respectively. Most people skilled in Geriatrics are similarly competent in 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, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $81K; however, pay rises to approximately $88K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $90K. After a couple decades on the job, Rehabilitation Directors see only modest salary growth, with pay averaging $100K. The largest number of Rehabilitation Directors have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$88,000
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For those looking to make money, Rehabilitation Directors in New York enjoy an exceptional 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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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%
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