An Entry-Level Residential Counselor earns an average wage of $12.51 per hour.

$22,170 - $44,698
(Median)
$22K
$30K
$45K
MEDIAN: $29,871
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$10.24 - $15.41
(Median)
$10
$13
$15
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,170 - $44,698  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $728  
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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$21,937 - $36,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $15.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$13.58 - $23.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $728  
   
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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$21,937 - $36,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 319

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"This agency is better for me than the last. I'm not bullied."
Not every agency is similar. Also, either are individual programs. If your manager spends more time on staff than clients. Leave! Bad sign.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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