Licensed Professional Counselor Salary (United States)

A Licensed Professional Counselor earns an average salary of $43,109 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Substance Abuse, Clinical Psychology, Assessment, and Clinical Supervision. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Licensed Professional Counselor Total Pay (?
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$32,177 - $61,606
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MEDIAN: $43,108
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Licensed Professional Counselor Total Pay (?
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$16.80 - $73.14
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,177 - $61,606  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
Profit Sharing
$715 - $11,745  
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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$32,780 - $76,381  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,079
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.80 - $73.14  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$715 - $11,745  
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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$32,780 - $76,381  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,079
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Job Description for Licensed Professional Counselor
A licensed professional counselor may work in a variety of environments providing care in the area of mental health to individuals with mental illnesses, disorders, or imbalances. They assist patients in setting goals, using strengths-based techniques, and maintaining their mental health. Aside from practicing counseling, licensed professional counselors are responsible for the maintenance of records relating to therapy. They function as a counselor, case manager, consultant, and educator while providing therapy. This therapy may be to individuals, groups, or couples.
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Licensed 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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Pay Difference By Location
Fort Worth
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Austin
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Pittsburgh
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Houston
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Baltimore
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Charlotte
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National Average
$45,000
Cincinnati
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Oklahoma City
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St. Louis
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Tulsa
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Chicago
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Experience Affects Licensed Professional Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Licensed Professional Counselor Salaries

Substance Abuse
up arrow 35%
Clinical Psychology
up arrow 23%
Assessment
up arrow 22%
Counseling
up arrow 1%
Family Practice
up arrow 1%
Bereavement Counseling
0%
National Average
$45,000
Group Therapy
up arrow 5%
Crisis intervention
up arrow 12%
Case Management
up arrow 15%
mental health
up arrow 35%
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Gender
Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 32%
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