The average salary for a Mental Health Counselor is C$53,544.
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Job Description for Mental Health Counselor
Mental health counselors are healthcare workers who treat, and may even diagnose, mental health problems and illnesses. These counselors are typically state-certified, and requirements for the position often include master's-level education in counseling or human psychology; however, they are not always psychiatrists or psychologists aside from counseling. In any case, they employed primarily in hospitals and dedicated mental health or addiction clinics which value their versatility highly. Men…Read more
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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