Residential Youth Counselor Salary

The average rate for a Residential Youth Counselor is $11.99 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.

$22,221 - $41,185
(Median)
$22K
$30K
$41K
MEDIAN: $30,457
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$9.87 - $15.77
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$22,221 - $41,185  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $509  
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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$21,074 - $39,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $15.77  
   
Overtime
$13.50 - $25.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $509  
   
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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$21,074 - $39,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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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
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 28%
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