Experienced Mental Health Counselor Salary

The average Experienced Mental Health Counselor earns approximately $46K annually. Although the larger part have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Mental Health Counselors. Female Experienced Mental Health Counselors make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$31,672 - $61,600
$32K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,902
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$14.00 - $30.93
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$0$62K
Salary $31,672 - $61,600
Bonus $2.21 - $5,872
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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$30,453 - $62,779
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 241
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $14.00 - $30.93
Hourly Tips $0.13
Overtime $2.32 - $49.66
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $2.21 - $5,872
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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$30,453 - $62,779
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 136

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,244

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With a pay rate for Experienced Mental Health Counselors that is 8 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Richmond. Philadelphia and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Mental Health Counselor

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
10-19 years
81%
20 years or more
19%
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Skills That Affect Mental Health Counselor Salaries

Clinical Psychology
▲12%

Spanish Language
▲9%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲5%

National Average
$45,000

▼1%

Group Therapy
▼1%

Family Practice
▼1%

Bereavement Counseling
▼4%

Community Health
▼6%

Case Management
▼9%

Milieu Therapy
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 28%
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