Residential Counselor Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Residential Counselor is $11.94 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Residential Counselor Total Pay (?
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$24,280 - $45,113
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MEDIAN: $30,873
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Residential Counselor Total Pay (?
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$9.81 - $15.18
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,280 - $45,113  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
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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$21,245 - $38,001  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 371
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $15.18  
   
Overtime
$12.18 - $22.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
   
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).
)
$21,245 - $38,001  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 371
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Job Description for Residential Counselor
  • Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises.
  • Modify treatment plans to comply with changes in clients' status.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate patients' medical or physical condition and to assess client needs.
  • Counsel clients and patients in individual and group sessions to help them recover from illness, and adjust to life.

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Pay by Experience Level for Residential Counselor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 11%
Los Angeles
up arrow 4%
Boston
up arrow 2%
Washington
0%
National Average
$27,000
Richmond
up arrow 5%
Baltimore
up arrow 7%
Rochester
up arrow 12%
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Experience Affects Residential Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Late-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 80 votes.
Gender
Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 26%
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