Training Requirements for Rehabilitation Counselors

Rehabilitation counselors need a master's degree.

Degrees for Rehabilitation counselors
Percent
Less than High School 1.0
High School 5.1
Some College 9.1
Associates Degree 5.2
Bachelors Degree 25.5
Masters Degree 48.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 5.4

Employment Outlook for Rehabilitation Counselors

This represents about 120,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 10,000 more rehabilitation counselors but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 36,000 more.

Typical Income for Rehabilitation Counselors

Hourly Income

On average,rehabilitation counselors make $18.62 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Rehabilitation counselors $10.44 $12.91 $16.67 $22.40 $29.81
Community and social service occupations $12.10 $15.59 $20.67 $28.02 $36.65
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists $12.18 $15.63 $20.68 $28.02 $36.61
Counselors $12.75 $16.53 $22.10 $29.35 $37.92
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, rehabilitation counselors make $38,740 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Rehabilitation counselors $21,710 $26,860 $34,670 $46,600 $62,010
Community and social service occupations $25,170 $32,420 $42,990 $58,280 $76,220
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists $25,340 $32,520 $43,020 $58,290 $76,150
Counselors $26,530 $34,390 $45,970 $61,040 $78,870
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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