Licensed Mental Health Counselor Salary

The average pay for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor is $45,156 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$34,111 - $61,608
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,155
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$17.70 - $47.78
(Median)
$18
$25
$48
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,111 - $61,608  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,032  
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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$34,545 - $67,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 690
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.70 - $47.78  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,032  
   
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).
)
$34,545 - $67,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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Job Description for Licensed Mental Health Counselor

A licensed mental health counselor works with different types of patients in a variety of settings. Some work in clinics or hospitals treating patients as they arrive and in ongoing therapy. Others see patients in their homes for family counseling, and still others work in courts specifically overseeing matters of child custody and adoption. The counselor routinely deals with patients dealing with psychological issues. These may include - but are not limited to - substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationships issues, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexual violence, and domestic violence. To best aid patients, the counselor regularly consults with (and often reports to) other medical professionals, law enforcement, educational professionals, and courts.

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Licensed Mental Health 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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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,692

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Experience Affects Licensed Mental Health Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%



National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Mental Health Counselor Salaries

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 3%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
up arrow 1%

Patient Counseling
up arrow 1%

Counseling
0%

National Average
$47,000

Group Therapy
up arrow 8%

Crisis intervention
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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