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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Salary

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $44K annually. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and geography are driving factors as well. The majority of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors (68 percent) who took the survey are women. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$32,501 - $66,841
(Median)
$33K
$44K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,443
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90%

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$13.72 - $33.63
(Median)
$14
$19
$34
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,501 - $66,841  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
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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$31,924 - $67,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 379
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.72 - $33.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
   
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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$31,924 - $67,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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Job Description for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

A vocational rehabilitation counselor is a counselor who specializes in providing services to disabled persons in order to rehabilitate these individuals for employment. This rehabilitation can be mental, physical, and psychological, depending on the client’s needs. This is a position which typically works in an office with a team of other vocational rehabilitation counselors. The position involves physical activities, which can include the physical support of another person.

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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Tasks

  • Develop rehabilitative plan based on training needs.
  • Conduct and evaluate vocational assessment of patient.
  • Interpret, analyze and determine capabilities and occupational skills.
  • Manage caseload and documentation.
  • Teach basic vocational skills and leads groups or workshops.

Common Career Paths for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor


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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors sometimes move into a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor role, where the salary is similar.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor


The biggest paychecks can be found at Department of Veteran's Affairs — the median salary there is $75K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $41K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $93K.

Pay for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors is the lowest at Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, which has a median salary of $41K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $52K.


Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors note just a narrow range of job skills. Counseling and Case Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those with knowledge of Case Management tend to be skilled in Counseling as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

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


Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $40K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $45K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $60K.

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Experience Affects Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 3%

Case Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$44,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 6%