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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,800 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$488

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor is $37,800 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor is between $28,841 and $45,185. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Vocational 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

Description:
  • 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.
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Rehabilitation Counselors

Job family population: 103,840

Estimated population of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor jobs: 10,338

Rate of error: 1.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$43,821
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

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...

Vocational 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
Counselor / Case Manager Bilingual (Co-Occurring Disorders)
Jun 8
Chicago, IL, USA
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
Counselor/Case Manager, Bilingual Counselor/Case Manager Spanish/English, Social Services, Human Services, Medical Health Services, Mental Health Vocational Rehabilitation, Not for Profit, NonProfit ...
Financial Aid Specialist, CF2N13612SFA
Jun 20
Glen Ellyn, United States
College of DuPage
Advise and counsel students, parents, and the general public regarding financial aid issues, on a ... vocational rehabilitation programs. County alliances include County of DuPage's Family Self ...
Case Aide (Driver)
May 7
Elgin, IL, USA
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
... Vocational Rehabilitation, Resident Assistance, Program Assistant, Community Support Specialists ... counseling, addiction treatment, support for people with disabilities, affordable senior housing ...
Case Aide FT & PT
Apr 10
Elgin, IL, USA
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
... Vocational Rehabilitation, Resident Assistance, Program Assistant, Community Support Specialists ... counseling, addiction treatment, support for people with disabilities, affordable senior housing ...
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