Rehabilitation counselors are below average when it comes to happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, rehabilitation counselors rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 35% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy rehabilitation counselors are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Counselor
3.5
$47k
School counselor
3.5
$55k
Marriage therapist
3.2
$50k
Rehabilitation counselor
3.0
$36k
Family social worker
2.8
$42k
Substance abuse social worker
2.7
$47k
Credit counselor
2.6
$46k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are rehabilitation counselors happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do rehabilitation counselors find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as rehabilitation counselors?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are rehabilitation counselor’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are rehabilitation counselors making the best use of their abilities?

Are rehabilitation counselors happy with their salary?