Licensed Professional Counselor Salary

A Licensed Professional Counselor earns an average salary of $44,780 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$34,169 - $62,731
$34K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $45,468
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50%
90%

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$16.83 - $58.12
$17
$25
$58
MEDIAN: $25.44
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$0$73K
Salary $34,169 - $62,731
Bonus $48.48 - $4,921
Profit Sharing $503 - $49,665
Commission $17,500
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).
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$34,442 - $73,317
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,463
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $16.83 - $58.12
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $17.60 - $60.00
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $48.48 - $4,921
Commission $17,500
Profit Sharing $503 - $49,665
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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$34,442 - $73,317
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 919

Job Description for Licensed Professional Counselor

A licensed professional counselor may work in a variety of environments providing care in the area of mental health to individuals with mental illnesses, disorders, or imbalances. They assist patients in setting goals, using strengths-based techniques, and maintaining their mental health. Aside from practicing counseling, licensed professional counselors are responsible for the maintenance of records relating to therapy. They function as a counselor, case manager, consultant, and educator while providing therapy. This therapy may be to individuals, groups, or couples.

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Licensed Professional Counselor Tasks

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

Licensed Professional Counselor Pay By Employer

$0$64K

Self-Employed
8 profiles
$48,980

Integro
6 profiles
$38,383

$51,000

Common Career Paths for Licensed Professional Counselor


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Popular Skills for Licensed Professional Counselor

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Professional Counselor

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Professional Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Professional Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 1,001 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Professional Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 508 salaries. An experienced Licensed Professional Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 387 salaries. A Licensed Professional 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 151 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,022

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

Licensed Professional Counselor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Licensed Professional Counselor?

Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Helping people. Guiding people through difficult times.
Cons: Dealing with insurance companies.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Chattanooga:
Pros: Working with children.
Cons: School politics.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Hudson:
"Rewarding."
Pros: I love the opportunity to incorporate creativity and my artistic background in therapeutic ways. I enjoy my scenic drive to work and the people I work with. I most enjoy seeing changes in clients for the better.
Cons: It can be very overwhelming and even depressing at times depending on the populations you work with. It is critical to take good care of yourself to prevent burnout. Bureaucracy/ and billing mandates/paperwork often steal valuable time you could be using in therapeutic interventions with clients--that is what I hate the most.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Helena:
"Excellent."
Pros: Self-employed, helping others.
Cons: Stressful.

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Key Stats for Licensed Professional Counselor

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 397 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Licensed Professional Counselor Salaries

▲22%

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$47,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Licensed Professional Counselor Salaries


addiction
▲8%



Substance Abuse
▲4%

Case Management
▼0%

National Average
$47,000

▼1%


Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▼1%


trauma
▼4%

Emergency/Trauma
▼10%

Substance Abuse Counseling
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 397 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 32%