Rehabilitation Director Salary (United States)

Seasoned employees—those with more than 10 years of experience in the field—make up the largest chunk of Rehabilitation Directors in the United States, more than half. There is a range in pay— $63,416 to $107,656 per year—with average salary amounting to $88,033 annually. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group—geography and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Benefits are plentiful in this line of work; most people have both medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Rehabilitation Directors making up 72 percent of workers. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Rehabilitation Directors who claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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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Salary
$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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For Rehabilitation Directors, career advancement has a positive, though somewhat slight, impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Regional Rehabilitation Director will earn $16,047 more than someone not as far along in their career. 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

Rehabilitation Directors seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at RehabCare, where typical salaries come to $91,306, though the large difference in pay 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 $84,734—not to mention workers can only make as much as $119K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Rehabilitation Director

Survey results suggest that Rehabilitation Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Physical Therapy is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 4 percent. 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.
Though Rehabilitation Directors can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. At career start, salaries are typically $81K, which grows to $88K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $90K. After spending 20 years in the field, salary continues to increase (though at a slower pace) for Rehabilitation Directors and pay is expected at $100K. 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 the one with the most experience to boot—more than 20 years.

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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With a pay rate for Rehabilitation Directors that is 22 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. 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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