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Experienced Mental Health Counselor Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Experienced Mental Health Counselors. The median take-home amount in this area is around $44K, and on average, somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of that final number comes from commissions. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Experienced Mental Health Counselors making up 73 percent. Most Experienced Mental Health Counselors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although the larger part have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$31,807 - $61,847
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,172
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$13.97 - $39.52
(Median)
$14
$20
$40
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary 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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,807 - $61,847  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,553  
Profit Sharing
$393.05 - $2,035  
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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$31,459 - $67,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 367
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.97 - $39.52  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.95  
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,553  
   
Profit Sharing
$393.05 - $2,035  
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).
)
$31,459 - $67,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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Skills That Affect Experienced Mental Health Counselor Salaries

Spanish Language
up arrow 12%

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 9%

Family Practice
up arrow 5%

Milieu Therapy
up arrow 2%

National Average
$44,000

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Community Health
up arrow 1%

Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 4%

Case Management
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 28%