Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors in the United States take home an average $45K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors making up 75 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by close to one-half. Work is enjoyable for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,235 - $64,756
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MEDIAN: $45,227
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$17.20 - $41.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,235 - $64,756  
   
Bonus
$1,080  
Total Pay (?
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$34,668 - $71,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$17.20 - $41.46  
   
Overtime
$36.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,080  
   
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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$34,668 - $71,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor


Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Clinical Psychology and Group Therapy are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Assessment. Most people skilled in Counseling are similarly competent in Assessment.

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. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $43K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $46K. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $58K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,726

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

For Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Baltimore provides a pay rate that is 13 percent greater than the national average. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors will also find cushy salaries in Peoria (+3 percent) and Chicago (+2 percent). The lowest-paying market is Akron, which sits 19 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dayton and Portland (16 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$47,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Salaries

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 25%


Counseling
0%

National Average
$47,000

Assessment
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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