Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor is $49,729
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Mental Health Counselors?
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 $40,476 based on 33 salaries. An early career Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,697 …Read more
What Do Licensed Mental Health Counselors Do?
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, …Read more
- 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.