Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Salary

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors in the United States take home approximately $44K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the larger part have medical coverage and one-half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. Female Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,237 - $62,129
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$34K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,760
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$17.65 - $51.52
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$52
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$34,237 - $62,129  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
Total Pay (?
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$34,834 - $73,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.65 - $51.52  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$34,834 - $73,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Clinical Psychology command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 29 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Assessment and Group Therapy. Experience with Assessment is often linked with knowledge of Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

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


Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $42K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $46K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $48K in this role. As Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $59K.

Pay Difference by Location


Baltimore offers some of the highest pay in the country for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, 13 percent above the national average. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Dayton, 16 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Portland and Cleveland (10 percent less).

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Experience Affects Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 5%


National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Salaries

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 29%

National Average
$45,000

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Group Therapy
up arrow 10%

Assessment
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 30%
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