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Rehabilitation Counselors in New York

Considering a career as a Rehabilitation Counselor in New York?

16.8% Jobs Projection
$33,050 Median Salary
1,270 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Rehabilitation Counselors in New York are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Rehabilitation Counselors in New York is growing faster than average.

  • Rehabilitation Counselors in New York earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Rehabilitation Counselors Work in New York?

There were approximately 9,720 workers employed as Rehabilitation Counselors in this state in 2018.

There were 7,490 Rehabilitation Counselors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 2,230 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,180 Rehabilitation Counselors working in it, which means New York has more Rehabilitation Counselors than average.


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Rehabilitation Counselors in this state are growing at a rate of 16.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.7%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,270 annual job openings, and 11,630 total jobs in 2026 for Rehabilitation Counselors in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 14,500 annual jobs and 134,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Rehabilitation Counselors Make in New York?

In 2018 wages for Rehabilitation Counselors ranged from $23,120 to $56,060 with $33,050 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.12 to $26.95. The median hourly rate was $15.89.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $16.75 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.86.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New York Metros for Rehabilitation Counselors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Rehabilitation Counselors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,680 $36,700
Utica-Rome, NY 1,440 $23,630
Rochester, NY 720 $29,500
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 630 $34,660
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 480 $31,660
Binghamton, NY 110 $35,460
Syracuse, NY 70 $35,600

Top States for Rehabilitation Counselors Employment

View the list below to see where most Rehabilitation Counselors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 15,270 $30,530
New York 9,720 $33,050
Pennsylvania 7,110 $35,250
Massachusetts 6,310 $40,380
Ohio 5,320 $34,480
Minnesota 3,720 $38,130
Illinois 3,670 $35,590
Washington 3,570 $43,930
Texas 3,270 $44,700
Michigan 3,180 $36,610
Virginia 3,080 $38,870
Wisconsin 2,830 $29,270
Florida 2,720 $35,550
North Carolina 2,370 $39,380
Connecticut 2,280 $36,590
Missouri 2,210 $35,170
Tennessee 2,170 $22,430
Maryland 2,140 $33,400
Iowa 1,900 $30,210
Oklahoma 1,900 $22,260

Below are the states where Rehabilitation Counselors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Jersey $62,600
Rhode Island $60,250
Alaska $56,540
North Dakota $49,620
Maine $46,940
Colorado $46,610
Texas $44,700
Louisiana $44,330
Washington $43,930
Alabama $42,910

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