Average Base Pay
14.93% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Rehabilitation Counselors role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $21,920. A Rehabilitation Counselors candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $25,380. A person in a mid-career Rehabilitation Counselors role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $31,050 a year. Rehabilitation Counselors with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $38,550. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Rehabilitation Counselors role’s annual salary averages $49,610 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Rehabilitation Counselors position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $31,050 higher than the national average for Rehabilitation Counselors positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Rehabilitation Counselors roles that can advance both internally and with another company.