The average Mental Health Counselor with Family Practice skills can expect to rake in roughly $41K annually. The vast majority of Mental Health Counselors with Family Practice skills (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Job satisfaction for Mental Health Counselors with Family Practice skills is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and approximately one-half have dental, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,506 - $57,100
$32K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,043
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$14.81 - $43.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,506 - $57,100  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
Total Pay (?
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$31,569 - $61,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.81 - $43.78  
   
Overtime
$21.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$304.10 - $4,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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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$31,569 - $61,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Mental Health Counselors with Family Practice skills. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $41K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $45K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $61K.

Key Stats for Mental Health Counselor

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
052
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Mental Health Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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