Residential Youth Counselor Salary

A Residential Youth Counselor earns an average wage of $11.96 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$22,598 - $46,348
(Median)
$23K
$30K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,399
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$10.01 - $15.25
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,598 - $46,348  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $506  
Total Pay (?
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$21,440 - $40,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $15.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$12.26 - $25.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $506  
   
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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$21,440 - $40,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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Job Description for Residential Youth Counselor

Residential youth counselor positions involve working with children and adolescents; in some settings, counselors deal with a wide range of ages, while others focus on a specific age group and/or demographic (such as teenage girls). They help provide a positive, therapeutic environment to the youth under their supervision, who may have experienced traumatic and unstable environments. Residential youth counselors must serve as a positive role model, working with youth in individual and group settings to provide guidance and support. They must coordinate with staff members such as nurses and mental health professionals to provide the best possible care.

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Residential Youth Counselor Tasks

  • 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 14%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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