A Mental Health Counselor earns an average salary of C$53,004 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

C$35,542 - C$77,469
C$36K
C$54K
C$77K
MEDIAN: C$54,201
10%
50%
90%
C$18.22 - C$41.75
C$18
C$26
C$42
MEDIAN: C$25.52
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$82K
Salary C$35,542 - C$77,469
Bonus C$2,600
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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C$36,804 - C$82,604
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 93
Hourly Data C$0C$41
Hourly Rate C$18.22 - C$41.75
Overtime C$22.87
Annual Data C$0C$82K
Bonus C$2,600
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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C$36,804 - C$82,604
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 74

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.

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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.

Mental Health Counselor Pay By Employer

$0$51K

$44,660

$38,442

$34,232

$31,094

Corizon
6 profiles
$47,399

$37,523

$40,000

Mental Health Counselor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Counselor

Pay by Experience for a Mental Health Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Mental Health Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$51,000 based on 55 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mental Health Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$58,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Mental Health Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$56,000 based on 16 salaries. A Mental Health Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$64,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Mental Health Counselor

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Mental Health Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
C$54,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 29%