Mental Health Counselor with Family Practice Skills Salary

The average Mental Health Counselor with Family Practice skills earns approximately $40K annually. Most Mental Health Counselors with Family Practice skills report high levels of job satisfaction. About a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and close to one-half claim dental coverage as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$30,325 - $52,191
(Median)
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$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,173
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$15.22 - $45.96
(Median)
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$20
$46
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,325 - $52,191  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,024  
Total Pay (?
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$30,879 - $61,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.22 - $45.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$9.52  
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,024  
   
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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$30,879 - $61,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Counselor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $40K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $41K. On average, Mental Health Counselors with Family Practice skills make $46K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $60K.

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Experience Affects Mental Health Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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