The average salary for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor is $45,719 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$34,388 - $63,080
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$63K
MEDIAN: $45,718
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$17.05 - $41.84
(Median)
$17
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$42
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,388 - $63,080  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$34,631 - $70,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 555
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.05 - $41.84  
   
Overtime
$12.08 - $49.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $9,863  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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).
)
$34,631 - $70,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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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: $47,670

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Experience Affects Licensed Mental Health Counselor Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Licensed Mental Health Counselor Salaries


Patient Counseling
up arrow 4%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
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Counseling
up arrow 1%

Clinical Supervision
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National Average
$48,000

Crisis intervention
up arrow 12%

Substance Abuse
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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