Average Crisis Counselor Hourly Pay

Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)

The average hourly pay for a Crisis Counselor is $18.45

Hourly Rate
$14 - $27
$49 - $5k
Total Pay
$29k - $59k
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What Do Crisis Counselors Do?

Crisis Counselor Tasks
  • Work with clients over the phone or in person to determine the crisis and immediate needs.
  • Identify appropriate resources and connect clients to assistance.
  • Report on interactions and escalate serious cases.
  • Screen and assess patients for mental, chemical and other factors to determine next steps.
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How do Crisis Counselors Rate Their Jobs?

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
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FAQs About Crisis Counselors

What is the highest pay for Crisis Counselors?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Crisis Counselor is $27.24 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Crisis Counselors?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Crisis Counselor is $13.59 / hour

How can Crisis Counselors increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Crisis Counselor is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Crisis Counselor that oversees more junior Crisis Counselors, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.