Rehabilitation Counselor Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

In 2010, the median salary of rehabilitation counselors was $30,930 a year. Rehabilitation counselors with salaries in the 50th percentile made anywhere from $24,110-41,240 a year. Those with salaries in the bottom 10th percentile made $20,150 or less, while those with salaries in the upper 10th percentile made $56,550 or more a year. In the following industries, the median salary for these specialists was:
  • State government$45,350
  • Local government38,800
  • Vocational rehabilitation services29,060
  • Individual and family services28,290
  • Residential mental retardation, mental health and substance facilities25,950

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Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,,