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Experienced Licensed Professional Counselor Salary (United States)

Experienced Licensed Professional Counselors can expect to earn an average of $50K per year. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and roughly one-half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Experienced Licensed Professional Counselors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Experienced Licensed Professional Counselors survey respondents are women (79 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Experienced Licensed Professional Counselor Salary (?
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$36,602 - $68,271
(Median)
37K
50K
59K
68K
MEDIAN: $50,212
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Experienced Licensed Professional Counselor Salary (?
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$19.40 - $76.03
(Median)
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29
49
76
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,602 - $68,271  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $8,500  
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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$37,597 - $88,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$19.40 - $76.03  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $8,500  
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).
)
$37,597 - $88,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Austin
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Atlanta
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National Average
$51,000
Dallas
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San Antonio
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For Experienced Licensed Professional Counselors, working in the bustling city of Austin has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Licensed Professional Counselors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+24 percent) and Atlanta (+20 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 13 percent below the national average.
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Skills That Affect Experienced Licensed Professional Counselor Salaries

Group Therapy
up arrow 8%
Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 4%
Counseling
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National Average
$51,000
Clinical Supervision
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 30%