Rehabilitation Services Director Salary
Approximately two-thirds of Rehabilitation Services Directors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $77K to $126K per year, but median earnings come to around $97K annually. Work is enjoyable for Rehabilitation Services Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Rehabilitation Services Directors survey participants are largely women, dominating at 66 percent. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Job Description for Rehabilitation Services Director
The work of a rehabilitation services director is to insure that all therapists working under the director are responding to the patients within the home adequately. The director is in charge of keeping up to date on licenses that are required by each individual therapist. This person is required to review reports from each individual patient rehabilitation. The position requires a degree in mental health, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy. Experience in the field of rehabilitation is required, as is demonstration of managerial practices. The position requires extensive knowledge of the rehab house's goals and the ability to convey this knowledge to the employees.Read More...
A director may be required to provide hands-on services to patients. The rehabilitation services director is the lead on creating and implementing programs with the clients inside the home. The director is the only worker able to deem a patient rehabilitated and clear them from the home.
Directors will normally be at a desk reviewing reports unless an observation of patients is required. A typical work week for a rehabilitation services director will consist of a standard daytime office hours. This position requires frequent walking to follow up on patients' progress and requires meetings with patients in order to determine if the patients are able to be released from the rehab house. Reports to police may need to be filed in accordance with the law.
Rehabilitation Services Director Tasks
- Plan and direct the rehabilitation program including pt, ot, and speech and language therapists.
- Oversee the treatments, services and reporting of patient cases.
- Ensure services are in compliance with professional and clinical competency standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
- Oversee departmental staff operations, business planning and budget development.
- Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
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Popular Skills for Rehabilitation Services Director
Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Rehabilitation Services Directors who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Occupational therapy, Operations Management, Physical Therapy, and Speech Pathology are correlated to pay that is above average. Many workers who know Operations Management also know Physical Therapy.
Pay by Experience Level for Rehabilitation Services Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Rehabilitation Services Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. During the first five years of their careers, Rehabilitation Services Directors see a median income of $88K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $90K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Rehabilitation Services Directors make a median salary of $97K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $104K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.