Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
103,030 1.6 % $18.62 $38,740 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.44 $12.91 $16.67 $22.40 $29.81
Annual Wage (2) $21,710 $26,860 $34,670 $46,600 $62,010


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 33,530 10.15 $16.99 $35,340
Individual and Family Services 16,840 1.00 $17.17 $35,710
State Government (OES Designation) 16,180 0.74 $23.84 $49,590
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 10,530 1.72 $15.78 $32,820
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,490 0.10 $21.45 $44,620

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 33,530 10.15 $16.99 $35,340
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 10,530 1.72 $15.78 $32,820
Other Residential Care Facilities 2,650 1.64 $15.48 $32,190
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 1,820 1.13 $17.05 $35,470
Individual and Family Services 16,840 1.00 $17.17 $35,710

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 $28.24 $58,750
Junior Colleges 100 0.01 $28.05 $58,330
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities (8) (8) $25.90 $53,870
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 50 0.02 $24.79 $51,570
State Government (OES Designation) 16,180 0.74 $23.84 $49,590


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 11,240 0.70 0.96 $17.63 $36,670
New York 8,730 0.96 1.31 $17.27 $35,930
Pennsylvania 7,930 1.38 1.88 $18.09 $37,620
Massachusetts 5,920 1.71 2.33 $19.16 $39,840
Washington 4,880 1.59 2.17 $21.97 $45,700




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 1,910 2.88 3.92 $23.05 $47,930
Massachusetts 5,920 1.71 2.33 $19.16 $39,840
Vermont 520 1.70 2.31 $20.83 $43,330
Washington 4,880 1.59 2.17 $21.97 $45,700
Connecticut 2,490 1.50 2.04 $20.49 $42,630




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 290 0.89 1.22 $29.89 $62,180
New Jersey 1,570 0.40 0.54 $25.25 $52,510
Idaho 1,910 2.88 3.92 $23.05 $47,930
Utah 490 0.36 0.49 $23.02 $47,880
Washington 4,880 1.59 2.17 $21.97 $45,700





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,640 0.70 0.96 $19.00 $39,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,710 0.64 0.87 $17.56 $36,530
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,530 1.41 1.92 $20.49 $42,620
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,530 1.32 1.80 $18.58 $38,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,080 0.84 1.14 $21.45 $44,620
Pittsburgh, PA 2,000 1.77 2.41 $16.74 $34,820
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,950 1.23 1.68 $22.85 $47,530
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,430 1.60 2.19 $18.06 $37,570
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,410 1.05 1.43 $19.15 $39,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,360 1.00 1.36 $15.62 $32,490