Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
103,840 1.6 % $18.10 $37,660 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.18 $12.63 $16.46 $21.93 $28.86
Annual Wage (2) $21,170 $26,270 $34,230 $45,620 $60,020


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 31,580 9.78 $16.45 $34,220
Individual and Family Services 17,650 1.26 $16.72 $34,780
State Government (OES Designation) 16,470 0.75 $22.27 $46,310
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 11,460 1.94 $15.53 $32,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,780 0.12 $21.15 $44,000

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 31,580 9.78 $16.45 $34,220
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 11,460 1.94 $15.53 $32,300
Other Residential Care Facilities 2,780 1.77 $14.03 $29,180
Individual and Family Services 17,650 1.26 $16.72 $34,780
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 1,650 1.14 $17.47 $36,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 70 0.01 $25.39 $52,810
Educational Support Services 400 0.27 $24.67 $51,310
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,780 0.03 $24.54 $51,050
Elementary and Secondary Schools 610 0.01 $23.11 $48,060
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 410 0.02 $23.05 $47,950


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 13,050 0.89 1.13 $16.71 $34,760
New York 8,420 0.98 1.25 $17.57 $36,550
Pennsylvania 6,770 1.21 1.54 $18.44 $38,360
Washington 6,270 2.22 2.83 $19.70 $40,970
Ohio 5,860 1.14 1.46 $19.33 $40,200




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 2,500 4.08 5.21 $18.20 $37,860
Washington 6,270 2.22 2.83 $19.70 $40,970
Massachusetts 4,910 1.51 1.92 $19.26 $40,050
Connecticut 2,420 1.48 1.89 $21.72 $45,170
Iowa 2,100 1.41 1.80 $17.37 $36,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 270 0.85 1.08 $26.64 $55,410
New Jersey 1,860 0.49 0.62 $26.57 $55,260
Vermont 360 1.21 1.54 $23.25 $48,360
Rhode Island 420 0.91 1.17 $23.03 $47,890
Utah 460 0.37 0.48 $22.33 $46,450





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 4,940 0.94 1.20 $19.25 $40,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,140 0.79 1.01 $16.43 $34,170
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,620 1.81 2.31 $22.15 $46,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,440 1.33 1.69 $19.24 $40,010
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,190 1.25 1.60 $20.35 $42,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,810 1.01 1.29 $20.16 $41,940
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,760 0.48 0.61 $18.49 $38,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,600 1.33 1.70 $15.41 $32,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.67 0.86 $20.62 $42,880
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 1,370 5.24 6.69 $16.93 $35,210




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 320 5.95 7.59 $16.59 $34,500
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 1,370 5.24 6.69 $16.93 $35,210
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 220 5.14 6.57 $19.46 $40,490
Casper, WY 200 4.69 5.99 $11.94 $24,830
Boise City-Nampa, ID 1,200 4.46 5.70 $17.92 $37,280
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 210 4.39 5.60 $14.34 $29,830
Pocatello, ID 130 3.99 5.10 $18.73 $38,960
Spokane, WA 790 3.93 5.02 $17.09 $35,550
Idaho Falls, ID 180 3.63 4.63 $19.87 $41,330
Yakima, WA 290 3.60 4.60 $18.78 $39,070