Mental Health Counselor Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

The average pay for a Mental Health Counselor in Chicago, Illinois is $37,271 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Mental Health Counselor in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$27,191 - $49,631
(Median)
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37K
50K
MEDIAN: $37,270
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Mental Health Counselor in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$13.12 - $22.30
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,191 - $49,631  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,032  
Total Pay (?
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$27,987 - $49,482  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$13.12 - $22.30  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,032  
   
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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$27,987 - $49,482  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Experience Affects Mental Health Counselor in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%
National Average
$36,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Mental Health Counselor in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Milieu Therapy
up arrow 7%
Community Health
up arrow 4%
Counseling
up arrow 1%
National Average
$36,000
Case Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 26%
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