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Mental Health Counselor Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The average pay for a Mental Health Counselor in Chicago, Illinois is $35,992 per year. A skill in Milieu Therapy is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$26,699 - $49,749
(Median)
$27K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,991
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$13.48 - $20.93
(Median)
$13
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,699 - $49,749  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
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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$28,322 - $48,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$13.48 - $20.93  
   
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.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
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).
)
$28,322 - $48,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Experience Affects Mental Health Counselor in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%


Skills That Affect Mental Health Counselor in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Milieu Therapy
up arrow 10%

Community Health
up arrow 5%

Counseling
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 26%