Residential Youth Counselor Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Residential Youth Counselor is $11.84 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 Total Pay (?
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$22,247 - $43,595
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30,391
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Residential Youth Counselor Total Pay (?
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$9.59 - $15.14
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,247 - $43,595  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $518  
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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$20,564 - $38,641  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.59 - $15.14  
   
Overtime
$13.35 - $25.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $518  
   
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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$20,564 - $38,641  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 339
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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 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%
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Gender
Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 26%
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