Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors

Counsel individuals to maximize the independence and employability of persons coping with personal, social, and vocational difficulties that result from birth defects, illness, disease, accidents, or the stress of daily life. Coordinate activities for residents of care and treatment facilities. Assess client needs and design and implement rehabilitation programs that may include personal and vocational counseling, training, and job placement.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
104,070 1.6 % $17.95 $37,330 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.09 $12.53 $16.29 $21.76 $28.52
Annual Wage (2) $20,990 $26,060 $33,880 $45,270 $59,330


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 32,430 9.99 $16.12 $33,530
Individual and Family Services 16,510 1.26 $16.56 $34,440
State Government (OES Designation) 16,240 0.74 $21.97 $45,700
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 12,210 2.12 $15.20 $31,620
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,000 0.13 $20.87 $43,410

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 32,430 9.99 $16.12 $33,530
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 12,210 2.12 $15.20 $31,620
Other Residential Care Facilities 2,240 1.42 $14.64 $30,460
Individual and Family Services 16,510 1.26 $16.56 $34,440
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 1,670 1.17 $17.48 $36,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 80 0.01 $27.39 $56,970
Educational Support Services 420 0.28 $26.29 $54,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,790 0.03 $25.03 $52,060
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 550 0.03 $22.78 $47,390
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,130 0.48 $22.56 $46,930


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,810 0.76 0.95 $17.20 $35,780
New York 9,130 1.07 1.34 $17.55 $36,510
Washington 6,820 2.47 3.09 $19.51 $40,570
Pennsylvania 6,550 1.17 1.47 $18.07 $37,590
Ohio 5,640 1.12 1.40 $18.93 $39,380




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 2,310 3.86 4.83 $18.67 $38,840
Washington 6,820 2.47 3.09 $19.51 $40,570
Connecticut 2,860 1.77 2.21 $19.46 $40,480
Iowa 2,150 1.46 1.83 $16.66 $34,660
Vermont 410 1.39 1.74 $21.59 $44,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 1,990 0.52 0.66 $26.85 $55,840
Alaska 300 0.94 1.17 $25.33 $52,680
Rhode Island 410 0.90 1.12 $24.80 $51,590
Utah 540 0.45 0.57 $22.20 $46,170
Vermont 410 1.39 1.74 $21.59 $44,910





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,980 0.96 1.21 $18.88 $39,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,880 0.75 0.93 $17.28 $35,940
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,870 2.04 2.55 $20.42 $42,460
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,060 1.13 1.42 $19.35 $40,260
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,830 1.07 1.34 $21.11 $43,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,550 0.89 1.11 $20.27 $42,160
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,510 1.30 1.63 $15.89 $33,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.64 0.80 $19.02 $39,570
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,440 1.13 1.41 $15.26 $31,750
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 1,360 5.33 6.67 $17.62 $36,640




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coeur d'Alene, ID 300 5.91 7.39 $16.01 $33,300
Jackson, TN 320 5.51 6.90 $9.42 $19,600
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 1,360 5.33 6.67 $17.62 $36,640
Idaho Falls, ID 220 4.57 5.73 $19.23 $39,990
Waterbury, CT 270 4.33 5.43 $15.82 $32,910
Spokane, WA 850 4.31 5.40 $17.82 $37,060
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 200 4.24 5.31 $13.75 $28,600
Boise City-Nampa, ID 1,060 4.05 5.07 $19.10 $39,720
Yakima, WA 320 3.96 4.96 $19.50 $40,560
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 160 3.90 4.88 $20.15 $41,910