GSEHD Faculty and Students Published American Board of Vocational Experts Longitudinal Salary Survey

June 4, 2024

Dr. Scott Beveridge, along with Ph.D. candidate Emily Decker (counseling) and master's student Lingyi Zhu (Rehabilitation Counseling), recently published the, "American Board of Vocational Experts Longitudinal Salary Survey," in the Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis. "With Rehabilitation Counseling, as with all professions, continuous review of salary distribution within a given field allows current and aspiring professionals to make informed decisions about pursuing or continuing within a given profession."

Per the abstract:

The following study builds upon prior research on counseling salary surveys completed by the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) and adds to existing studies on the average annual salaries of the American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE). This specific effort is to determine the current state of salary distribution within ABVE members. The survey instrument was based off of an original 2016 survey created to measure the same data from members of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP). The original survey was created by utilizing and building on the existing ACA and CRCC salary surveys in the counseling field and refined with the assistance of a Delphi panel of IARP members. The Delphi panel that created the survey instrument had an average of 31 years clinical experience in rehabilitation counseling at the time of creation. The participants from this longitudinal survey included 112 members of the American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE) who completed the online survey to provide the data to examine the average annual salary, demographics, and disability identity and experience of members of the ABVE organization. This version of the survey was updated from the previous version to include questions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on earnings and professional duties.