The average Experienced Mental Health Counselor earns approximately $45K annually. Most Experienced Mental Health Counselors survey respondents are women (73 percent). About a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, Experienced Mental Health Counselors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,303 - $60,758
$32K
$45K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,276
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$13.31 - $30.25
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MEDIAN: $18.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,303 - $60,758  
   
Bonus
$2.14 - $5,918  
Total Pay (?
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$30,211 - $61,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$500$1K$1K
Hourly Rate
$13.31 - $30.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$7.21 - $1,468  
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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$30,211 - $61,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117

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Key Stats for Mental Health Counselor

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
083
10-19 years
83%
20 years or more
17%
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Skills That Affect Mental Health Counselor Salaries

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 15%

Spanish Language
up arrow 9%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
up arrow 7%

Family Practice
up arrow 3%

Counseling
up arrow 2%

Group Therapy
up arrow 1%

Community Health
0%

Bereavement Counseling
0%

National Average
$44,000

Case Management
up arrow 7%

Milieu Therapy
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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