The median annual wage of rehabilitation counselors was $32,350 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,770 and the top 10 percent earned more than $56,720.
In May 2010, the median annual wages of rehabilitation counselors in the top employing industries were as follows:
|State government, excluding education and hospitals||$42,930|
|Local government, excluding education and hospitals||38,790|
|Individual and family services||30,310|
|Vocational rehabilitation services||29,100|
|Nursing and residential care facilities||28,110|
Most rehabilitation counselors work full time.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition