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Licensed Professional Counselor Salary (United States)

A Licensed Professional Counselor earns an average salary of $43,471 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Substance Abuse and Clinical Supervision. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Licensed Professional Counselor Salary (?
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$32,481 - $62,283
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,470
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Licensed Professional Counselor Salary (?
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$16.83 - $73.97
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,481 - $62,283  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,050  
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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$33,098 - $77,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 862
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.83 - $73.97  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,050  
   
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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$33,098 - $77,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 313
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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

Fort Worth
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Pittsburgh
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Baltimore
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Charlotte
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National Average
$46,000
Denver
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San Antonio
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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 24%
National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Licensed Professional Counselor Salaries

Substance Abuse
up arrow 20%
Counseling
up arrow 1%
Bereavement Counseling
0%
National Average
$46,000
Group Therapy
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
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: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 31%