The average salary for a Crisis Counselor is $36,320 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Crisis Counselor Total Pay (?
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$25,323 - $53,812
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54K
MEDIAN: $36,319
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Crisis Counselor Total Pay (?
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$10.47 - $21.59
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,323 - $53,812  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,931  
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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$24,161 - $50,217  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 388
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.47 - $21.59  
   
Overtime
$13.58 - $33.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,931  
   
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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$24,161 - $50,217  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 388
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Job Description for Crisis Counselor
  • Report on interactions and escalate serious cases.
  • Screen and assess patients for mental, chemical and other factors to determine next steps.
  • Work with clients over the phone or in person to determine the crisis and immediate needs.
  • Identify appropriate resources and connect clients to assistance.
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Experience Affects Crisis Counselor Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Crisis Counselor Salaries

Case Management
0%
National Average
$35,000
Counseling
up arrow 3%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 105 votes.
Gender
Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 19%
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