Rehabilitation Director Salary

With just over a 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 $90K per year and can range from $63K on the lower end to $109K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation to Rehabilitation Directors approaches anywhere from $63K on the lower end to $109K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the company and tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Female Rehabilitation Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Most Rehabilitation Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$66,638 - $108,010
(Median)
$67K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $89,549
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$27.62 - $49.48
(Median)
$28
$40
$49
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,638 - $108,010  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,931  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$63,297 - $108,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 612
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Hourly Rate
$27.62 - $49.48  
   
Overtime
$40.89 - $70.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,931  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$63,297 - $108,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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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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As Rehabilitation Directors make advancements in their career path to positions such as Regional Rehabilitation Director, their salaries may climb. Regional Rehabilitation Directors make $104K annually on average. Many Rehabilitation Directors go on to become Rehabilitation Services Directors or Physical Therapist Assistants despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $5K lower and $42K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Rehabilitation Director


Aegis Therapies, Inc., RehabCare, Reliant Rehabilitation, Genesis Rehab Services, and HCR ManorCare are top-notch employers for Rehabilitation Directors in this area. Rehabilitation Directors in search of the best pay head to HCR ManorCare, where the median salary rolls in at $97K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $129K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $78K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Tender Touch, RehabCare, and Aegis Therapies, Inc., where earnings of $94K, $93K, or $87K are standard for Rehabilitation Directors.

Other low-paying employers include Reliant Rehabilitation at $82K and Genesis Rehab Services at $85K, though some Rehabilitation Directors there earn up to $109K.

Popular Skills for Rehabilitation Director


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Speech Pathology, Physical Therapy, Operations Management, and Occupational therapy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Rehabilitation and occupational therapist. Most people who know Geriatrics also know Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Rehabilitation Directors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $82K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $87K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $92K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $96K.

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Experience Affects Rehabilitation Director Salaries



National Average
$89,000



Skills That Affect Rehabilitation Director Salaries

Speech Pathology
up arrow 4%

Physical Therapy
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Occupational therapy
0%

National Average
$89,000

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

occupational therapist
up arrow 3%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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