Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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 1.7 % $18.73 $38,950 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.59 $12.89 $16.76 $22.66 $30.18
Annual Wage (2) $22,040 $26,820 $34,860 $47,140 $62,780


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 34,440 10.42 $16.78 $34,890
Individual and Family Services 17,610 0.76 $17.33 $36,060
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 16,330 0.75 $24.33 $50,600
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 10,280 1.64 $16.05 $33,390
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 5,740 0.11 $22.18 $46,130

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 34,440 10.42 $16.78 $34,890
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 10,280 1.64 $16.05 $33,390
Other Residential Care Facilities 2,650 1.62 $15.25 $31,720
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 1,490 0.89 $17.92 $37,270
Individual and Family Services 17,610 0.76 $17.33 $36,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 110 0.01 $29.79 $61,970
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 160 0.01 $28.79 $59,880
Junior Colleges 100 0.01 $28.09 $58,430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 300 0.01 $24.93 $51,850
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 16,330 0.75 $24.33 $50,600


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 13,710 0.82 1.13 $17.14 $35,650
Pennsylvania 8,020 1.39 1.91 $18.25 $37,960
New York 7,490 0.81 1.12 $18.00 $37,430
Massachusetts 5,780 1.64 2.25 $19.94 $41,470
Ohio 5,050 0.94 1.29 $19.24 $40,010




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 1,760 2.57 3.53 $18.55 $38,590
Massachusetts 5,780 1.64 2.25 $19.94 $41,470
Washington 4,910 1.54 2.11 $22.13 $46,030
Oklahoma 2,210 1.41 1.93 $12.75 $26,520
Pennsylvania 8,020 1.39 1.91 $18.25 $37,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 330 1.04 1.43 $29.25 $60,840
New Jersey 1,120 0.28 0.38 $28.62 $59,520
Rhode Island 520 1.10 1.51 $26.69 $55,520
Maine (8) (8) (8) $26.09 $54,260
Colorado 1,660 0.65 0.89 $24.06 $50,040



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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 3,750 0.56 0.77 $19.64 $40,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,510 0.79 1.09 $17.20 $35,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,300 1.19 1.64 $20.09 $41,790
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,190 1.19 1.63 $22.14 $46,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,150 0.85 1.17 $23.54 $48,970
Pittsburgh, PA 2,100 1.85 2.54 $16.79 $34,920
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,860 1.13 1.55 $23.04 $47,910
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,620 1.79 2.45 $17.77 $36,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,390 0.97 1.33 $16.17 $33,640
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.37 0.51 $16.66 $34,650


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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)
St. Joseph, MO-KS 290 5.52 7.58 $14.48 $30,120
Dubuque, IA 230 4.06 5.57 $15.66 $32,580
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 1,140 3.82 5.25 $19.93 $41,460
Pocatello, ID 130 3.82 5.24 $19.02 $39,560
Lewiston, ID-WA 100 3.82 5.24 $19.93 $41,450
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 350 3.65 5.01 $14.92 $31,030
Yakima, WA 290 3.28 4.50 $19.38 $40,310
Goldsboro, NC 120 3.03 4.16 $13.60 $28,290
Idaho Falls, ID 200 3.02 4.15 $17.60 $36,600
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division 180 3.01 4.14 $16.56 $34,440