Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors

Counsel individuals to maximize the independence and employability of persons coping with personal, social, and vocational difficulties that result from birth defects, illness, disease, accidents, or the stress of daily life. Coordinate activities for residents of care and treatment facilities. Assess client needs and design and implement rehabilitation programs that may include personal and vocational counseling, training, and job placement.

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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
110,580 1.9 % $13.75 $28,590 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.10 $9.79 $12.43 $16.35 $21.61
Annual Wage (2) $16,840 $20,350 $25,840 $34,000 $44,940

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Residential mental health facilities 23,200 $11.26 $23,420 1 34
Vocational rehabilitation services 22,340 $13.26 $27,580 2 23
Individual and family services 15,500 $12.72 $26,450 3 26
State government (OES designation) 15,300 $18.40 $38,270 4 5
Other residential care facilities 5,490 $11.60 $24,130 5 33

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Technical and trade schools 210 $20.87 $43,400 21 1
Management and technical consulting services 120 $19.96 $41,520 26 2
General medical and surgical hospitals 2,040 $18.69 $38,880 11 3
Elementary and secondary schools 930 $18.50 $38,480 15 4
State government (OES designation) 15,300 $18.40 $38,270 4 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Washington 9,120 $14.49 $30,130 0.356% 477
Connecticut 3,950 $16.10 $33,480 0.241% 374
Maine 1,300 $10.91 $22,700 0.219% 442
Oklahoma 3,000 $9.09 $18,910 0.210% 558
Idaho 1,100 $15.43 $32,100 0.194% 247

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Mississippi 540 $21.28 $44,260 0.050% 120
Hawaii 300 $20.52 $42,690 0.054% 193
Ohio 2,780 $18.97 $39,460 0.052% 247
Michigan 940 $17.81 $37,050 0.022% 321
Vermont 410 $17.36 $36,110 0.140% 201

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Tacoma, WA PMSA 1,730 $14.90 $31,000 0.740%
Spokane, WA MSA 1,100 $15.02 $31,230 0.588%
Yakima, WA MSA 450 $14.60 $30,380 0.578%
Olympia, WA PMSA 300 $14.64 $30,440 0.352%
Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA MSA 230 $11.57 $24,060 0.343%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Jackson, MS MSA 260 $27.43 $57,060 0.124%
Honolulu, HI MSA 200 $23.26 $48,380 0.050%
Ventura, CA PMSA 60 $22.14 $46,040 0.021%
Orange County, CA PMSA 170 $21.74 $45,230 0.012%
Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH PMSA 400 $21.35 $44,410 0.037%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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