Information About Rehabilitation Counselors

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Training

Rehabilitation counselors need master's degree.

Degrees for Rehabilitation counselors
Training for Rehabilitation Counselors
Percent
Less than High School 1.3
High School 7.3
Some College 10.5
Associates Degree 5.6
Bachelors Degree 25.0
Masters Degree 45.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.4

Employment

Represents about 129,000 people in the United States- 5.7% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 24,000 more rehabilitation counselors but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 50,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, rehabilitation counselors make $17.82 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Rehabilitation counselors $10.00 $12.40 $16.20 $21.80 $28.10
Community and social services occupations $11.10 $14.40 $19.10 $26.20 $34.10
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, rehabilitation counselors make $37,070 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Rehabilitation counselors $20,910 $25,880 $33,740 $45,410 $58,480
Community and social services occupations $23,160 $29,990 $39,880 $54,650 $71,070
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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