Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Salary

Median pay for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $47K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors making up 79 percent.

$35,422 - $64,752
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$47K
$65K
MEDIAN: $46,722
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$17.83 - $60.00
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$0$72K
Salary $35,422 - $64,752
Bonus $1,500
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$35,926 - $72,545
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 207
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $17.83 - $60.00
Overtime $40.00
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $1,500
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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$35,926 - $72,545
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 79

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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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Popular Skills for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor


Typical Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Clinical Psychology can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Assessment. Most people experienced in Counseling also know Assessment.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 140 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 101 salaries. An experienced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 71 salaries. A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 30 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,185

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Baltimore offers exceptional salaries, 14 percent above the national average. Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors in Akron earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 19 percent less in Dayton and 16 percent less in Portland, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

▲7%

National Average
$48,000

▼3%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Salaries

Clinical Psychology
▲21%


National Average
$48,000

▼1%

Assessment
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 29%
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