Average Crisis Counselor Hourly Pay

$17.09
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$1,500
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The average hourly pay for a Crisis Counselor is $17.09.
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$12.77
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$17.09
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$25.85
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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.

Job Satisfaction for Crisis Counselor

4 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Crisis Counselors?

Skills in Counseling, Case Management, Emergency/Trauma and Patient Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Crisis Intervention.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Crisis Counselors?

An entry-level Crisis Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.70 based on 38 salaries. An early career Crisis Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.30 based on 253 salaries. A mid-career Crisis Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.67 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Crisis Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.06 based on 83 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Crisis Counselor in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 46.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (34.6% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Rochester, New York (15.0% less), Nashville, Tennessee (11.1% less) and Los Angeles, California (9.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 521 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.3%
Early Career
48.6%
Mid Career
21.3%
Experienced
15.9%
Late Career
6.9%