Occupational Rehabilitation Aides

Median Salary: $27,400   |  

Making a median annual salary of $27,400 nationally in 2010, occupational rehabilitation aides are a fundamental part of growing economies across the nation. When you break that yearly pay down, it works out to $13.20 an hour. Locale can play a big role in how much you make, but it's nothing compared to how much salaries vary because of education and experience, which means good training is most certainly vital.

As reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were an estimated 7,180 employed as occupational rehabilitation aides nationally in 2010. Successful occupational rehabilitation aides are typically known to be social, realistic, and conventional. The right combination of attributes and training is fundamental for anyone aiming to move forward in this industry.

For occupational rehabilitation aides, it's important to build on skills like:

  • Oral Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Multilimb Coordination
  • Inductive Reasoning

Occupational rehabilitation aides frequently have attributes in common, including:

  • Self Control
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

Key subjects for occupational rehabilitation aides include:

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Dentistry

Getting the right training is vital for success as an occupational rehabilitation aide. You need to prepared when you're asked to begin assisting and caring for others, documenting/recording information, or establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships, all typical daily tasks. Keep reading for more info on occupational rehabilitation aides, including salaries and job density for metro areas all over the nation.

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Arizona
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Phoenix 50 $16,000 $7.70 $25,900 $12.40 -44.6%
California
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Fresno NA $18,900 $9.10 $19,800 $9.50 NA
Los Angeles (Area) 380 $28,200 $13.50 $32,500 $15.60 30.4%
Oakland 70 NA NA NA NA 30.4%
Riverside 40 $32,300 $15.50 $36,500 $17.50 -37.5%
San Francisco (Area) 90 NA NA NA NA -12.5%
San Jose NA $32,700 $15.70 $36,600 $17.60 NA
Connecticut
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Hartford 40 $49,000 $23.60 $54,700 $26.30 28.6%
District of Columbia
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Washington (Area) 150 $27,400 $13.20 $35,300 $17.00 -8.9%
Florida
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Miami (Area) NA $31,500 $15.20 $36,100 $17.30 NA
Georgia
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Atlanta 110 $24,600 $11.80 $28,600 $13.70 -8.9%
Illinois
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Chicago (Area) NA $28,000 $13.40 $39,600 $19.00 NA
Kentucky
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Louisville NA $23,400 $11.20 $27,600 $13.20 NA
Louisiana
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Baton Rouge 30 NA NA NA NA 57.1%
Maryland
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Baltimore 60 $29,400 $14.10 $36,700 $17.60 -19.6%
Massachusetts
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Barnstable Town 60 $33,800 $16.20 $38,000 $18.30 985.7%
Boston (Area) 230 $31,100 $14.90 $44,400 $21.40 71.4%
Springfield NA $53,800 $25.90 $60,700 $29.20 NA
Michigan
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Detroit (Area) 50 $31,200 $15.00 $37,600 $18.10 -50%
Minnesota
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Minneapolis 30 $26,500 $12.70 $36,500 $17.50 -66.1%
Missouri
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Kansas City 90 $24,700 $11.90 $30,600 $14.70 64.3%
St. Louis 120 $31,200 $15.00 $42,500 $20.40 64.3%
New Mexico
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Albuquerque 30 $28,800 $13.90 $34,100 $16.40 48.2%
New York
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Buffalo 40 $26,900 $12.90 $32,700 $15.70 23.2%
New York (Area) 290 $28,100 $13.50 $38,200 $18.40 -37.5%
North Carolina
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Asheville 30 $31,300 $15.10 $37,400 $18.00 250%
Ohio
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Cincinnati 90 $26,800 $12.90 $39,200 $18.90 58.9%
Cleveland 70 $25,000 $12.00 $29,000 $14.00 21.4%
Youngstown NA $28,000 $13.50 $38,500 $18.50 NA
Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City 50 $26,700 $12.80 $34,900 $16.80 60.7%
Tulsa 40 $28,800 $13.80 $32,100 $15.50 75%
Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia (Area) 240 $27,400 $13.20 $32,900 $15.80 62.5%
Pittsburgh 140 $37,300 $17.90 $53,800 $25.90 125%
Scranton 40 $18,600 $9.00 $25,400 $12.20 219.6%
Rhode Island
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Providence 70 $42,800 $20.60 $47,300 $22.70 126.8%
Tennessee
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Knoxville NA $23,500 $11.30 $28,800 $13.80 NA
Texas
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Dallas (Area) 120 $24,400 $11.70 $28,400 $13.70 -23.2%
Houston NA $15,900 $7.70 $24,600 $11.80 NA
San Antonio NA $18,600 $8.90 $20,800 $10.00 NA
Wisconsin
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Milwaukee 120 $31,300 $15.00 $35,800 $17.20 182.1%

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