Average Mental Health Counselor Salary

C$53,544
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C$2,000
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The average salary for a Mental Health Counselor is C$53,544.
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C$37k
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C$54k
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C$74k
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MEDIAN C$53,544
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Salary
C$37k - C$74k
Bonus
C$100 - C$5k
Total Pay
C$38k - C$83k

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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, Crisis Intervention and Community Health are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management and Group Therapy.

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 C$46,137 based on 46 salaries. An early career Mental Health Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$51,691 based on 118 salaries. A mid-career Mental Health Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$57,126 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Mental Health Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$57,447 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$55,186.
Employees with Mental Health Counselor in their job title in Winnipeg, Manitoba earn an average of 24.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, Ontario (23.3% more) and Hamilton, Ontario (21.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Calgary, Alberta (3.4% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (2.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 275 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.7%
Early Career
42.9%
Mid Career
19.6%
Experienced
14.5%
Late Career
6.2%

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