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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
106,860 1.8 % $19.20 $39,930 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.05 $13.22 $17.13 $23.28 $30.68
Annual Wage (2) $22,990 $27,490 $35,630 $48,420 $63,820


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 33,760 10.40 $17.24 $35,860
Individual and Family Services 20,810 0.86 $17.59 $36,590
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 14,590 0.67 $25.67 $53,390
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 11,260 1.76 $16.48 $34,290
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,990 0.11 $22.90 $47,640

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 33,760 10.40 $17.24 $35,860
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 11,260 1.76 $16.48 $34,290
Other Residential Care Facilities 2,630 1.61 $16.11 $33,520
Individual and Family Services 20,810 0.86 $17.59 $36,590
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 1,400 0.81 $18.75 $39,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 120 0.01 $29.52 $61,410
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 210 0.02 $27.80 $57,830
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 14,590 0.67 $25.67 $53,390
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 250 0.01 $25.56 $53,160
Junior Colleges 130 0.02 $24.62 $51,220


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 15,270 0.90 1.22 $17.91 $37,250
New York 9,720 1.04 1.40 $17.33 $36,040
Pennsylvania 7,110 1.22 1.65 $19.22 $39,980
Massachusetts 6,310 1.77 2.39 $21.75 $45,230
Ohio 5,320 0.98 1.33 $19.18 $39,890




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 1,510 2.14 2.89 $19.86 $41,310
Massachusetts 6,310 1.77 2.39 $21.75 $45,230
Vermont 440 1.45 1.97 $21.19 $44,070
Connecticut 2,280 1.37 1.86 $21.41 $44,540
Minnesota 3,720 1.30 1.76 $19.76 $41,100




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 920 0.23 0.31 $31.42 $65,350
Alaska 290 0.92 1.24 $29.28 $60,900
Rhode Island 560 1.17 1.59 $27.61 $57,430
Colorado 1,650 0.63 0.85 $25.30 $52,620
Maine 260 0.42 0.57 $24.45 $50,860





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 5,680 0.60 0.81 $19.66 $40,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,910 0.80 1.09 $18.09 $37,630
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,340 1.57 2.13 $22.43 $46,660
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,960 1.04 1.41 $18.86 $39,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,590 0.83 1.12 $22.58 $46,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,300 1.17 1.59 $19.54 $40,650
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,290 0.49 0.67 $19.31 $40,170
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,930 1.29 1.75 $15.61 $32,480
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,780 0.90 1.22 $24.70 $51,370
Pittsburgh, PA 1,720 1.50 2.03 $18.55 $38,580