Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $36K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Southwest Key Program, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $36K annually.
The highest paychecks go to Mental Health Clinicians, who earn $50K per year on average, closely trailed by Case Managers ($35K) and Business Consultants (approximately $30K).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($43K annually) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; Austin, Texas (around $40K), Brownsville, Texas ($39K), and Phoenix, Ariz. (approximately $33K) are the next top-paying cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Arizona, where they average to about $41K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than National Certified Counselors, who make $48K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Licensed Professional Counselors with credentials; these people earn $46K per year on average. Southwest Key Program, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS) — these employees rake in $48K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Diagnosis and Treatment Planning; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $50K per year. Case Management is a popular skill in the Southwest Key Program, Inc. workforce; just over two-fifths of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Counseling, Customer Service, and Spanish Language.
Benefits and Perks
Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 18 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Most workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Southwest Key Program, Inc. sponsors. A large number of survey participants receive health insurance, and approximately one-half get dental coverage. Some other perks are a casual working environment, 401(a), tuition reimbursement, and a company cell phone.