The average pay for a Residential Counselor is $11.86 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Residential Counselor Total Pay (?
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$24,133 - $44,637
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MEDIAN: $31,194
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Residential Counselor Total Pay (?
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$9.75 - $15.13
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,133 - $44,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $510  
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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$21,049 - $37,471  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 340
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $15.13  
   
Overtime
$11.30 - $22.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $510  
   
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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$21,049 - $37,471  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 340
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Residential Counselor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
$27,000
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Washington
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Baltimore
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Experience Affects Residential Counselor Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
Late-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 78 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
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 28%
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