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Entry-Level Licensed Professional Counselor Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Licensed Professional Counselor earns an average salary of $40,766 per year.
Entry-Level Licensed Professional Counselor Salary (?
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$30,918 - $55,300
(Median)
31K
41K
48K
55K
MEDIAN: $40,765
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Entry-Level Licensed Professional Counselor Salary (?
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$16.05 - $50.58
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,918 - $55,300  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$31,422 - $66,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 566
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.05 - $50.58  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $51.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
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).
)
$31,422 - $66,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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Pay Difference By Location

Austin
up arrow 23%
Fort Worth
up arrow 17%
Atlanta
up arrow 6%
Phoenix
up arrow 6%
Houston
up arrow 3%
Dallas
up arrow 2%
Denver
up arrow 2%
Philadelphia
up arrow 2%
Portland
up arrow 2%
Oklahoma City
up arrow 1%
San Antonio
up arrow 1%
National Average
$42,000
Cleveland
up arrow 1%
Cincinnati
up arrow 4%
Tulsa
up arrow 8%
Chicago
up arrow 11%
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Licensed Professional Counselor Salaries

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 8%
Clinical Psychology
up arrow 8%
Group Therapy
up arrow 3%
Counseling
up arrow 1%
National Average
$42,000
Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 30%