Average Mental Health Counselor Salary in Australia

AU$60,875
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AU$350
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The average salary for a Mental Health Counselor in Australia is AU$60,875.
10%
AU$45k
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AU$61k
90%
AU$79k
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AU$45k - AU$79k
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AU$0 - AU$350
Total Pay
AU$47k - AU$93k

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Job Description for Mental Health Counselor

Mental Health Counselor Tasks
  • Maintain accurate required documentation of patient care.
  • Counsel clients to promote optimal mental health, individually and in group sessions.
  • Design and implement treatment plans.
  • Assesses patient mental status and problems through interviews and observations.

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Popular Skills for Mental Health Counselor

Skills in Counseling, Case Management, Group Therapy and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Community Health.

Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Counselor

An entry-level Mental Health Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$58,186 based on 13 salaries. An early career Mental Health Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$59,217 based on 80 salaries. A mid-career Mental Health Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$66,762 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Mental Health Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$70,017 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$76,000.
Employees with Mental Health Counselor in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 6.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (6.5% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (2.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 157 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.3%
Early Career
51.0%
Mid Career
17.8%
Experienced
16.6%
Late Career
6.4%

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