Entry-Level Residential Counselor Salary

An Entry-Level Residential Counselor earns an average wage of $12.57 per hour.

$21,391 - $45,201
$21K
$30K
$45K
MEDIAN: $29,526
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$10.33 - $15.49
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MEDIAN: $12.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,391 - $45,201  
   
Bonus
$101.74  
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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$22,018 - $36,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $15.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$13.77 - $23.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$101.74  
   
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).
)
$22,018 - $36,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 317

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Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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.

Key Stats for Residential Counselor

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
10%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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