Entry-Level Licensed Mental Health Counselor Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Licensed Mental Health Counselor is $42,923 per year.

$32,889 - $55,662
$33K
$43K
$56K
MEDIAN: $43,227
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50%
90%

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$15.37 - $36.48
$15
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $24.21
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$0$60K
Salary $32,889 - $55,662
Bonus $100.00 - $8,000
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).
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$32,802 - $60,313
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 310
Hourly Data $0$147
Hourly Rate $15.37 - $36.48
Overtime $16.90 - $147.95
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $100.00 - $8,000
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).
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$32,802 - $60,313
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 106

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,453

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

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rumford:
Be prepared to work for minimal compensation while you obtain work experience.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Springfield:
"Disproportionate Share Of Work And Responsibility."
Disproportionate share of work and responsibility lacking in financial compensation and opportunity.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lakeland:
"Social Work Versus Mental Health Counseling."
Know the Rules and Laws governing the profession. Remember that HIPAA, ethics and confidentiality aren't just things you study about in school. Maintain an attitude of empathy and keep your client at the center of his/her treatment.

Key Stats for Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
22%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Licensed Mental Health Counselor Salaries

Patient Counseling
▲6%


Group Therapy
▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$44,000

Substance Abuse
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 28%
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