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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
109,040 1.9 % $19.31 $40,160 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.45 $13.53 $17.28 $23.13 $30.67
Annual Wage (2) $23,820 $28,140 $35,950 $48,110 $63,790


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 35,110 10.79 $17.32 $36,020
Individual and Family Services 19,550 0.77 $17.94 $37,320
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 15,490 0.71 $25.71 $53,470
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 11,770 1.85 $16.16 $33,620
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,750 0.10 $22.78 $47,380

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 35,110 10.79 $17.32 $36,020
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 11,770 1.85 $16.16 $33,620
Other Residential Care Facilities 2,680 1.64 $16.40 $34,120
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 1,510 0.83 $18.40 $38,280
Individual and Family Services 19,550 0.77 $17.94 $37,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 150 0.01 $31.58 $65,680
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 210 0.02 $28.38 $59,030
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 250 0.01 $27.44 $57,080
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 40 (7) $26.55 $55,230
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 15,490 0.71 $25.71 $53,470


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 15,210 0.88 1.18 $17.94 $37,320
New York 9,190 0.96 1.30 $17.77 $36,960
Pennsylvania 7,390 1.25 1.69 $19.56 $40,680
Massachusetts 6,280 1.74 2.34 $20.91 $43,500
Ohio 5,410 0.99 1.34 $19.41 $40,360




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 1,570 2.16 2.91 $19.43 $40,420
Massachusetts 6,280 1.74 2.34 $20.91 $43,500
Vermont 520 1.71 2.30 $24.29 $50,530
Connecticut 2,570 1.55 2.08 $21.39 $44,490
Pennsylvania 7,390 1.25 1.69 $19.56 $40,680




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 940 0.23 0.31 $31.51 $65,540
Rhode Island 520 1.07 1.44 $28.71 $59,710
Colorado 1,390 0.52 0.70 $25.19 $52,390
District of Columbia 670 0.93 1.25 $25.13 $52,270
Vermont 520 1.71 2.30 $24.29 $50,530





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,860 0.50 0.68 $20.13 $41,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,800 0.77 1.04 $17.74 $36,890
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,560 1.63 2.20 $21.18 $44,060
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,050 1.06 1.43 $20.05 $41,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,660 0.84 1.13 $22.09 $45,940
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,440 0.52 0.70 $20.29 $42,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,980 1.00 1.35 $20.04 $41,690
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,930 0.96 1.29 $23.16 $48,180
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,640 1.07 1.44 $16.55 $34,420
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,610 0.81 1.10 $19.80 $41,190