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Rehabilitation Director Salary

Rehabilitation Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $90K annually, but may range from $64K to $108K per year. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but tenure and the individual firm are influential factors as well. For the most part, Rehabilitation Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Rehabilitation Directors making up 72 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$68,436 - $106,637
(Median)
$68K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $89,540
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$27.34 - $48.86
(Median)
$27
$40
$49
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,436 - $106,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,789  
Profit Sharing
$5,000 - $6,082  
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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$64,304 - $107,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 499
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.34 - $48.86  
   
Overtime
$21.64 - $70.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,789  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000 - $6,082  
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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$64,304 - $107,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 205

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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 become Regional Rehabilitation Directors position may earn slightly higher salaries. The median income for that position is $104K per year. Rehabilitation Directors most frequently advance into Rehabilitation Services Director and Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist roles even though the median salaries are $6K lower and $19K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Rehabilitation Director


Employees at RehabCare enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $94K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $73K and higher ones not far away at only $113K.

Reliant Rehabilitation offers the smallest salaries in town — $82K on average — but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $26K to $96K) creates a rather varied pay scale.

Popular Skills for Rehabilitation Director


Survey results imply that Rehabilitation Directors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in occupational therapist, Physical Therapy, Occupational therapy, and Operations Management 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.


For Rehabilitation Directors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $82K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $87K. Rehabilitation Directors bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $96K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Director Salaries



National Average
$89,000



Skills That Affect Rehabilitation Director Salaries

occupational therapist
up arrow 4%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Occupational therapy
up arrow 1%

Speech Pathology
0%

National Average
$89,000

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 14%