An average Experienced Mental Health Counselor can expect to take home roughly $45K per year. Most Experienced Mental Health Counselors report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Experienced Mental Health Counselors making up 73 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,232 - $60,318
(Median)
$32K
$45K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,501
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$13.56 - $30.66
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$14
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$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,232 - $60,318  
   
Bonus
$2.14 - $5,918  
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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$30,468 - $61,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$500$1K$1.5K
Hourly Rate
$13.56 - $30.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$7.07 - $1,490  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$1M$2M$3M
Bonus
$2.14 - $5,918  
   
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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$30,468 - $61,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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Skills That Affect Mental Health Counselor Salaries

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 13%

Spanish Language
up arrow 12%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
up arrow 8%

Community Health
up arrow 3%

Milieu Therapy
up arrow 3%

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 1%

Group Therapy
0%

National Average
$43,000

Case Management
up arrow 6%

Family Practice
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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