Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$48,000
$38,000
$48,000
$60,000
The average vocational rehabilitation counselor makes about $48,284 per year. That's $23.21 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $38,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $60,000. Many of vocational rehabilitation counselors seem to be drawn to non profits and health care companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case vocational rehabilitation counselors tend to work at media, health care, and government companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that New Jersey, Nevada and Massachusetts pay vocational rehabilitation counselors the highest salaries.
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Map of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a vocational rehabilitation counselor is roughly $48,284 per year, which boils down to $23.21 per hour. Interestingly enough, vocational rehabilitation counselors have the highest salaries in Braintree Town, MA at about $54,960 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Braintree Town, MA is $39,000. Additionally, vocational rehabilitation counselors make more than the average salary in Providence, RI, Bellingham, WA, Albany, NY, Chicago, IL, and Kansas City, KS. On a more broad level, vocational rehabilitation counselor salaries are highest in New Jersey, Nevada, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Maine. On the contrary, Ohio, South Dakota, and West Virginia offer the lowest vocational rehabilitation counselor salaries.

Average Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Salary By Company

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Average Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Pay By Industry

The salary for a vocational rehabilitation counselor can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for vocational rehabilitation counselors tend to be found in media, health care, and government companies. In fact, vocational rehabilitation counselors can make a yearly salary of $52,500 while working for media companies.

Industry
Average Salary
Media
Media
$52,500
$53k
Health Care
Health Care
$49,246
$49k
Government
Government
$47,930
$48k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$47,150
$47k

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Salary History

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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a vocational rehabilitation counselor can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
07/26/2020
07/26/2020
$40,154
$40,154
07/26/2020
Florida Department of Transportation
Florida Department of Transportation
Doe/Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Doe/Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Doe/Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
07/24/2020
07/24/2020
$30,902
$30,902
07/24/2020
Doe/Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Doe/Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
07/23/2020
07/23/2020
$30,902
$30,902
07/23/2020
State of South Dakota
State of South Dakota
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
07/22/2020
07/22/2020
$38,317
$38,317
07/22/2020
Dshs DVR Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 3
Dshs DVR Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 3
07/11/2020
07/11/2020
$51,432
$51,432
07/11/2020
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$60,415
$60,415
06/28/2020
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$40,154
$40,154
06/23/2020
Idaho Division of Human Resources
Idaho Division of Human Resources
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$40,154
$40,154
06/23/2020
State of South Dakota
State of South Dakota
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
06/19/2020
06/19/2020
$38,317
$38,317
06/19/2020
State of North Dakota
State of North Dakota
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
06/03/2020
06/03/2020
$51,120
$51,120
06/03/2020