Residential Youth Counselor Salary

The average rate for a Residential Youth Counselor is $12.08 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.

$24,440 - $47,579
$24K
$30K
$48K
MEDIAN: $30,087
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50%
90%

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$10.13 - $16.10
$10
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.06
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90%

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$0$47K
Salary $24,440 - $47,579
Bonus $400.00
Total Pay (?
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$21,974 - $40,111
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $10.13 - $16.10
Overtime $15.01 - $27.51
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $400.00
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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$21,974 - $40,111
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 72

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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

Common Career Paths for Residential Youth Counselor


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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 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Residential Youth Counselor Salaries

Mid-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 26%
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