Residential Counselor Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Residential Counselor is $12.05 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Residential Counselor Salary (?
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$24,440 - $45,158
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30,825
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Residential Counselor Salary (?
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$9.85 - $15.21
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,440 - $45,158  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $503  
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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$21,396 - $38,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $15.21  
   
Overtime
$12.53 - $22.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $503  
   
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).
)
$21,396 - $38,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 308
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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
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Boston
up arrow 3%
Baltimore
up arrow 1%
National Average
$27,000
Los Angeles
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Seattle
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Richmond
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Rochester
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Experience Affects Residential Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 26%