Experienced Mental Health Counselor Salary

An average Experienced Mental Health Counselor can expect to take home roughly $44K per year. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Mental Health Counselors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Experienced Mental Health Counselors survey respondents are women (75 percent). Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and a little over a half claim dental coverage as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$32,040 - $62,657
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$63K
MEDIAN: $44,190
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$13.63 - $37.35
(Median)
$14
$20
$37
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,040 - $62,657  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,340  
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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$31,547 - $67,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 323
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.63 - $37.35  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.30  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,340  
   
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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$31,547 - $67,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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Skills That Affect Experienced Mental Health Counselor Salaries

Spanish Language
up arrow 10%

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 6%

Family Practice
up arrow 4%

Community Health
up arrow 1%

Milieu Therapy
up arrow 1%

National Average
$44,000

Counseling
up arrow 2%

Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 4%

Case Management
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 28%
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