A Mental Health Counselor earns an average wage of AU$27.50 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$47,659 - AU$90,604
(Median)
AU$48K
AU$61K
AU$91K
MEDIAN: AU$61,041
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AU$20.04 - AU$59.60
(Median)
AU$20
AU$27
AU$60
MEDIAN: AU$27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$31KAU$62KAU$93K
Salary
AU$47,659 - AU$90,604  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$43,443 - AU$90,604  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$20AU$40AU$60
Hourly Rate
AU$20.04 - AU$59.60  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$9.09  
Overtime
AU$40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$43,443 - AU$90,604  
   
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Experience Affects Mental Health Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
AU$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental:
medical benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 86%
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