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Rehabilitation Counselor Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,780 (USD)

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Last updated: June 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Rehabilitation Counselor is $37,780 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Rehabilitation Counselor is between $28,826 and $45,161. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Rehabilitation Counselor. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Counsels handicapped individuals to provide vocational rehabilitation services: interviews and evaluates handicapped applicants, and confers with medical and professional personnel to determine type and degree of handicap, eligibility for service, and feasibility of vocational rehabilitation.
  • Accepts or recommends acceptance of suitable candidates.
  • Determines suitable job or business consistent with applicant's desires, aptitudes, and physical, mental, and emotional limitations.
  • Plans and arranges for applicant to study or train for job.
  • Assists applicant with personal adjustment throughout rehabilitation program.
  • Aids applicant in obtaining medical and social services during training.
  • Promotes and develops job openings and places qualified applicant in employment.
  • May specialize in type of disability, such as mental illness, alcohol abuse, hearing and visual impairment, or readjustment after prison release.
Rehabilitation Counselor Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Rehabilitation Counselors

Job family population: 103,840

Estimated population of Rehabilitation Counselor jobs: 10,338

Rate of error: 1.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Rehabilitation Counselor Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Substance Counselor
May 13
Chicago, IL, USA
Haymarket Center
Substance Abuse Counselor (LSW, CADC, LPC, LCPC, LCSW ONLY) Facilitates and monitors physical and ... Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF
Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC
May 21
Kenosha, WI, USA
Kenosha Community Health Center
Kenosha Community Health Center is seeking a Licensed Professional Counselor to work in our various ... rehabilitation, and care coordination for children, adolescents, and adults (individual, family ...
Children's Mental Health Therapist - In Alaska
May 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Community Connections
Master's in School Counseling is not an accepted credential. * Must be able to pass a criminal ... rehabilitative services; * Collaborates with therapeutic foster parents and treatment teams to ...
Counselor, LCSW or Psy. D - Garfield Park & Surrounding
Apr 24
Chicago, IL, USA
In-Home Counseling Services
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Psychologist needed to provide mental health counseling and support to seniors and other adults in their own home. Flexible hours (you pick your ...
Counselor, LCSW or Psy. D. - Near N. Side, Lincoln Park & Surrounding
Apr 24
Chicago, IL, USA
In-Home Counseling Services
Licensed Clinical Social Worker needed to provide mental health counseling and support to seniors and other adults in their own home. Flexible hours (you pick your schedule) - evening/weekend ...
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