Licensed Mental Health Counselor Salary

The average pay for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor is $46,183 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Clinical Supervision is associated with high pay for this job.
Read More
$35,046 - $62,701
$35K
$47K
$63K
MEDIAN: $46,833
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$17.62 - $48.23
$18
$25
$48
MEDIAN: $25.29
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$71K
Salary $35,046 - $62,701
Bonus $48.48 - $6,952
Profit Sharing $6,500
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).
)
$35,367 - $71,430
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 542
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $17.62 - $48.23
Overtime $16.78 - $64.56
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $48.48 - $6,952
Profit Sharing $6,500
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).
)
$35,367 - $71,430
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 220

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Job Description for Licensed Mental Health Counselor

A licensed mental health counselor works with different types of patients in a variety of settings. Some work in clinics or hospitals treating patients as they arrive and in ongoing therapy. Others see patients in their homes for family counseling, and still others work in courts specifically overseeing matters of child custody and adoption. The counselor routinely deals with patients dealing with psychological issues. These may include - but are not limited to - substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationships issues, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexual violence, and domestic violence. To best aid patients, the counselor regularly consults with (and often reports to) other medical professionals, law enforcement, educational professionals, and courts.

Read More...

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Tasks

  • Facilitate adult or youth groups and individual counseling sessions.
  • Prepare and execute treatment plans according to the needs of each patient.
  • Conduct psychological assessments, make recommendations, and maintain records.

Common Career Paths for Licensed Mental Health Counselor


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Job Listings

Popular Skills for Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Mental Health Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 420 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed 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 $48,000 based on 244 salaries. An experienced Licensed Mental Health Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 183 salaries. A Licensed 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 $58,000 based on 72 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,409

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Licensed Mental Health Counselor Salaries

▲19%

▲8%

▼0%

National Average
$48,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Licensed Mental Health Counselor Salaries

Clinical Supervision
▲16%

Patient Counseling
▲7%



▼0%

National Average
$48,000

Crisis intervention
▼13%

Substance Abuse
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 31%
ADVERTISEMENT