Experienced Mental Health Counselor Salary

Experienced Mental Health Counselors can expect wages of $45K annually on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Experienced Mental Health Counselors making up 74 percent. While around one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,583 - $62,032
(Median)
$33K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,048
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50%
90%

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$13.62 - $31.56
(Median)
$14
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,583 - $62,032  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,043  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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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$31,430 - $63,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 315
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.62 - $31.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$0.00 - $36.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,043  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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).
)
$31,430 - $63,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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Skills That Affect Mental Health Counselor Salaries

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 10%

Spanish Language
up arrow 8%

Family Practice
up arrow 3%

Community Health
up arrow 2%

Milieu Therapy
0%

National Average
$44,000

Counseling
up arrow 2%

Bereavement Counseling
up arrow 2%

Group Therapy
up arrow 4%

Case Management
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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