Entry-Level Licensed Professional Counselor Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Licensed Professional Counselor is $40,943 per year. A skill in addiction is associated with high pay for this job.

$31,619 - $55,673
$32K
$41K
$56K
MEDIAN: $41,089
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$15.68 - $44.04
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$44
MEDIAN: $22.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,619 - $55,673  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $5,068  
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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$32,035 - $62,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 793
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.68 - $44.04  
   
Overtime
$20.40 - $87.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$197.27 - $5,068  
   
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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$32,035 - $62,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 286

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,381

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Licensed Professional Counselor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston:
"Communication."
Communication is very important in this position. And networking with other community resources, so as to meet the appropriate needs of clientele.

Key Stats for Licensed Professional Counselor

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Licensed Professional Counselor Salaries

addiction
▲15%


Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲4%

Clinical Psychology
▲3%

Clinical Supervision
▲2%

Emergency/Trauma
▲2%


▼0%


National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 28%
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