A Residential Youth Counselor earns an average wage of $11.81 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
Residential Youth Counselor Total Pay (?
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$22,254 - $44,487
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MEDIAN: $29,992
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Residential Youth Counselor Total Pay (?
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$9.48 - $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
$22,254 - $44,487  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $780  
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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$20,486 - $38,832  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 374
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.48 - $15.13  
   
Overtime
$13.46 - $25.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $780  
   
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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$20,486 - $38,832  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 374
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Job Description for Residential Youth Counselor
  • Supervise residents and group activities to promote a safe environment.
  • Teach residents behavior modification techniques and problem solving and life skills.
  • Observe patients and report outcome to treatment professionals.
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Experience Affects Residential Youth Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 95 votes.
Gender
Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 25%
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