A Licensed Professional Counselor earns an average salary of $43,311 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Substance Abuse, Clinical Psychology, and Assessment. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Licensed Professional Counselor Total Pay (?
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$32,347 - $61,303
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MEDIAN: $43,311
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Licensed Professional Counselor Total Pay (?
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$16.38 - $73.20
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,347 - $61,303  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
Profit Sharing
$710 - $11,836  
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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$32,843 - $77,527  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 958
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.38 - $73.20  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$710 - $11,836  
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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$32,843 - $77,527  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 958
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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 by Experience Level for Licensed Professional Counselor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Pittsburgh
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Austin
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Houston
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Baltimore
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Charlotte
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National Average
$46,000
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Cincinnati
up arrow 4%
Portland
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San Antonio
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Oklahoma City
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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
$46,000

Skills That Affect Licensed Professional Counselor Salaries

Substance Abuse
up arrow 34%
Clinical Psychology
up arrow 22%
Assessment
up arrow 21%
Clinical Supervision
up arrow 8%
Counseling
up arrow 1%
Family Practice
0%
National Average
$46,000
Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 8%
Crisis intervention
up arrow 13%
Case Management
up arrow 16%
mental health
up arrow 36%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 31%
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