Residential Youth Counselor Salary

The average rate for a Residential Youth Counselor is $12.06 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$24,360 - $45,954
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$30K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,047
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$10.25 - $16.45
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MEDIAN: $12.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,360 - $45,954  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,383 - $39,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $16.45  
   
Overtime
$14.14 - $26.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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$22,383 - $39,892  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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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

  • Observe patients and report outcome to treatment professionals.
  • Teach residents behavior modification techniques and problem solving and life skills.
  • Supervise residents and group activities to promote a safe environment.

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Key Stats for Residential Youth Counselor

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Residential Youth Counselor Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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