Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

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)
115,150 1.9 % $14.76 $30,710 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.93 $10.65 $13.40 $17.37 $23.14
Annual Wage (2) $18,560 $22,150 $27,870 $36,120 $48,130

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Vocational rehabilitation services 25,720 $14.26 $29,650
Residential mental health facilities 21,710 $12.38 $25,750
Individual and family services 17,490 $13.42 $27,920
State government (OES designation) 15,520 $19.11 $39,760
Local government (OES designation) 6,460 $17.10 $35,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General medical and surgical hospitals 2,050 $20.40 $42,440
Insurance and employee benefit funds (7) $19.59 $40,740
Elementary and secondary schools 790 $19.32 $40,190
Insurance agencies, brokerages, and related 100 $19.32 $40,180
Offices of other health practitioners 1,100 $19.21 $39,950

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
Washington 10,080 $15.14 $31,500 0.390%
Maine 1,600 $12.03 $25,020 0.269%
Connecticut 4,330 $16.03 $33,340 0.265%
Idaho 1,080 $15.62 $32,490 0.188%
Rhode Island 900 $15.33 $31,890 0.187%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Hawaii 290 $26.21 $54,520 0.051%
Ohio 3,260 $18.78 $39,060 0.061%
Michigan 1,670 $18.14 $37,740 0.039%
Vermont 260 $18.08 $37,610 0.089%
Minnesota 1,940 $17.79 $37,010 0.075%

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 1,480 $16.09 $33,480 0.613%
Yakima, WA MSA 460 $15.65 $32,560 0.602%
Spokane, WA MSA 1,120 $15.18 $31,570 0.593%
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ PMSA 310 $11.75 $24,430 0.515%
Lewiston-Auburn, ME MSA 180 $11.73 $24,400 0.382%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Honolulu, HI MSA 230 $27.50 $57,200 0.056%
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO MSA 40 $22.14 $46,050 0.033%
New Orleans, LA MSA 330 $21.61 $44,950 0.054%
Youngstown-Warren, OH MSA 100 $21.35 $44,410 0.045%
Hamilton-Middletown, OH PMSA 40 $21.07 $43,820 0.031%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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