Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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
Geographic 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)
111,490 1.5 % $17.24 $35,850 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.98 $12.13 $15.55 $20.69 $27.27
Annual Wage (2) $20,770 $25,230 $32,350 $43,030 $56,720


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 30,570 9.42 $15.70 $32,650
State Government (OES Designation) 19,150 0.83 $21.41 $44,540
Individual and Family Services 17,860 1.47 $15.99 $33,260
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 14,210 2.52 $14.38 $29,910
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,100 0.13 $19.81 $41,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 30,570 9.42 $15.70 $32,650
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 14,210 2.52 $14.38 $29,910
Other Residential Care Facilities 3,120 1.93 $14.72 $30,630
Individual and Family Services 17,860 1.47 $15.99 $33,260
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 1,860 1.32 $16.12 $33,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 140 0.01 $25.61 $53,260
Office Administrative Services 70 0.02 $25.55 $53,140
Consumer Goods Rental 40 0.02 $24.16 $50,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,520 0.03 $23.81 $49,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 (7) $23.03 $47,890


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 11,980 1.44 1.64 $16.54 $34,410
California 8,140 0.58 0.66 $17.64 $36,700
Washington 7,440 2.76 3.15 $19.36 $40,280
Pennsylvania 6,510 1.19 1.35 $17.05 $35,460
Virginia 4,820 1.37 1.56 $15.86 $32,990




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 900 3.12 3.56 $17.25 $35,880
Idaho 1,750 2.94 3.36 $18.89 $39,300
Washington 7,440 2.76 3.15 $19.36 $40,280
Connecticut 3,160 1.97 2.25 $19.32 $40,200
South Carolina 2,590 1.48 1.69 $14.63 $30,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 450 1.45 1.65 $23.17 $48,180
Rhode Island 370 0.82 0.93 $22.35 $46,490
Michigan 2,070 0.55 0.63 $21.69 $45,120
Minnesota 1,630 0.64 0.72 $21.00 $43,680
Colorado 1,520 0.70 0.80 $20.96 $43,600

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,690 1.14 1.30 $17.97 $37,380
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,030 2.25 2.56 $19.55 $40,670
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,590 1.43 1.63 $16.09 $33,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,460 1.08 1.23 $15.73 $32,710
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,000 1.21 1.37 $18.53 $38,550
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,820 0.52 0.59 $19.29 $40,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,710 0.45 0.51 $17.24 $35,870
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,540 1.28 1.46 $18.26 $37,990
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,360 1.08 1.24 $14.96 $31,110
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 1,360 5.33 6.08 $17.87 $37,160




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 1,360 5.33 6.08 $17.87 $37,160
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 570 5.30 6.04 $16.37 $34,050
Idaho Falls, ID 240 4.93 5.62 $18.25 $37,960
Spokane, WA 950 4.85 5.52 $18.74 $38,980
Yakima, WA 370 4.65 5.30 $19.10 $39,730
Santa Fe, NM 280 4.57 5.21 $20.97 $43,610
Pittsfield, MA 150 4.30 4.90 $14.11 $29,340
Lewiston, ID-WA 90 3.64 4.15 $17.57 $36,540
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 270 3.44 3.92 $16.45 $34,220
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 190 3.40 3.87 $19.18 $39,890




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Cloud, MN 60 0.65 0.74 $26.98 $56,120
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 40 0.34 0.39 $26.61 $55,350
Rocky Mount, NC 40 0.64 0.73 $26.56 $55,240
Olympia, WA 230 2.50 2.85 $26.05 $54,180
Ocean City, NJ (8) (8) (8) $25.91 $53,880
Flint, MI 110 0.86 0.98 $25.69 $53,430
Lima, OH (8) (8) (8) $25.17 $52,350
Harrisonburg, VA 70 1.18 1.34 $24.38 $50,720
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 140 1.41 1.61 $24.22 $50,380
Denver-Aurora, CO 580 0.49 0.56 $24.12 $50,160

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 580 1.53 1.74 $11.91 $24,770
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 470 2.55 2.90 $14.60 $30,360
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 430 2.26 2.58 $14.42 $29,990
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 420 3.37 3.84 $15.19 $31,600
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 380 1.96 2.24 $13.28 $27,620

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 190 7.34 8.37 $18.11 $37,670
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 420 3.37 3.84 $15.19 $31,600
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 160 3.34 3.81 $18.12 $37,680
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 240 3.32 3.78 $17.42 $36,230
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 230 3.31 3.77 $22.09 $45,940

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 0.37 $28.45 $59,180
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.84 0.96 $25.68 $53,410
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 50 1.46 1.66 $24.13 $50,180
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.83 $49,570
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.83 0.95 $22.73 $47,270


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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