Rehabilitation counselors

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
28.1k
Average Age
42.7
Estimated Job Growth
10.2%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$48,682
Average Male Salary
$51,387
Average Female Salary
$47,506

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Rehabilitation counselors are most often employed by the Outpatient care centers industry. The average yearly wage for Rehabilitation counselors was $48,682 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Rehabilitation counselors by wage are Maintenance & repair workers, general, Sheet metal workers, and Structural metal fabricators & fitters.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Rehabilitation counselors are Cattaraugus & Allegany Counties PUMA, NY, Eugene (Northeast) & Springfield Cities PUMA, OR, and Erie County (Central) PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Rehabilitation counselors are Cattaraugus & Allegany Counties PUMA, NY, Eugene (Northeast) & Springfield Cities PUMA, OR, and Erie County (Central) PUMA, NY.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Rehabilitation counselors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Outpatient care centers is the industry that employs the most Rehabilitation counselors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Rehabilitation counselors, by average wage, is Management, scientific & technical consulting services. Rehabilitation counselors are paid most in Seattle City (Northeast) PUMA, WA but are relatively concentrated in Cattaraugus & Allegany Counties PUMA, NY.

Yearly Wage

$48,682
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,411

In 2020, Rehabilitation counselors earned an average of $48,682, $7,272 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Maintenance & repair workers, general make somewhat more than Rehabilitation counselors while Sheet metal workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Rehabilitation counselors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.324
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Rehabilitation counselors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.324, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Rehabilitation counselors (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Rehabilitation counselors.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Rehabilitation counselors.

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Industries by Share

28.1k
2020 Workforce
± 4,118
−4.38%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 21.4%

The number of people employed as Rehabilitation counselors has been declining at a rate of −4.38%, from 29,431 people in 2019 to 28,141 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Rehabilitation counselors employed by various industries. Outpatient care centers employs the largest share of Rehabilitation counselors at  14%, followed by Individual & family services with 13.2% and Vocational rehabilitation services with 11.6%.

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Demographic information on Rehabilitation counselors in the US. The average age of male Rehabilitation counselors in the workforce is 43.6 and of female Rehabilitation counselors is 42.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Rehabilitation counselors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

8.53k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,267
19.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,438

69.7% of Rehabilitation counselors are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Rehabilitation counselors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Rehabilitation counselors
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

61.5% of Rehabilitation counselors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 20.4% of Rehabilitation counselors, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Rehabilitation counselors.

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Age by Sex

43.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.84
42.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.31

The median age of Rehabilitation counselors is 42.7, and Male employees are generally 1.24 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Data on higher education choices for Rehabilitation counselors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Rehabilitation counselors is Psychology but a relatively high number of Rehabilitation counselors hold a major in Public Administration and Social Service.

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Projections on job growth for Rehabilitation Counselors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Rehabilitation Counselors are expected to see a growth of 10.2% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

10.2%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Rehabilitation Counselors. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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