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Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Salary

Median pay for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $44K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a majority have medical coverage and approximately half have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors making up 78 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$34,297 - $61,006
(Median)
$34K
$44K
$61K
MEDIAN: $43,504
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$17.95 - $70.47
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$18
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,297 - $61,006  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
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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$34,837 - $75,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 159
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$17.95 - $70.47  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
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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$34,837 - $75,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Job Description for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Licensed clinical professional counselors supervise clinical staff at every level of a hospital or clinic. They must research, develop, and implement practices that will lead to improvements in staff performance, as well as ensure that all staff documentation meets standards. These professionals are also in charge of coaching and training program staff and providing technical assistance to supervisors and other personnel. Licensed clinical professional counselors usually work with all members of the medical facility, and they may potentially work with outside mental health professionals. These counselors generally work full time in a medical facility; they often work during regular business hours, but 12-hour shifts may be available at hospitals.

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Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Tasks

  • Conduct psychological assessments, make recommendations, and maintain records.
  • Prepare and execute treatment plans according to the needs of each patient.
  • Facilitate adult or youth groups and individual counseling sessions.

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Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors only report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Clinical Psychology and Counseling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $42K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $47K. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $47K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $59K.

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Experience Affects Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Salaries

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 28%

Counseling
up arrow 4%

National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 30%