The average salary for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor is $47,777.
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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, anx…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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Licensed Mental Health Counselor
The top respondents for the job title Licensed Mental Health Counselor are from the companies MHM Services, Inc., Corizon and Centerstone. Reported salaries are highest at MHM Services, Inc. where the average pay is $53,495. Corizon pays the lowest at around $45,913.
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Popular Skills for Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Skills in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Group Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Counseling and Counseling.
Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Mental Health Counselor
An entry-level Licensed Mental Health Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,553 based on 180 salaries. An early career Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,238 based on 629 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,076 based on 427 salaries. An experienced Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,680 based on 324 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $55,653.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Licensed Mental Health Counselor in their job title in Fort Lauderdale, Florida earn an average of 5.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (2.3% more) and New York, New York (1.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (3.7% less), Miami, Florida (2.5% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (1.4% less).
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