Residential Youth Counselor Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Residential Youth Counselor is $11.88 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.
Residential Youth Counselor Salary (?
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$22,007 - $42,221
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MEDIAN: $30,450
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Residential Youth Counselor Salary (?
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$9.56 - $15.18
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,007 - $42,221  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $512  
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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$20,558 - $38,546  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.56 - $15.18  
   
Overtime
$13.04 - $26.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $512  
   
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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$20,558 - $38,546  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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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 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 26%
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