Entry-Level Licensed Professional Counselor Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Licensed Professional Counselor is $40,943 per year. A skill in addiction is associated with high pay for this job.

$31,552 - $56,685
$32K
$42K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,616
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90%

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$16.15 - $44.92
$16
$23
$45
MEDIAN: $23.09
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$0$63K
Salary $31,552 - $56,685
Bonus $306.93 - $4,027
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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$32,162 - $63,845
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 3 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 757
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $16.15 - $44.92
Overtime $21.11 - $41.90
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $306.93 - $4,027
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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$32,162 - $63,845
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 3 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 295

Licensed Professional Counselor Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,041

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

Licensed Professional Counselor Advice

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

Licensed Professional Counselor in Macon:
"Self care."
It is very important as a therapist to obtain self care, taking time off to care for yourself and family, doing fun things as hearing about other people's trauma and issues can be stressful. It's so important to do self care in this job.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Tucson:
"Over Qualified."
Working as a licensed professional counselor in the capacity of social work can be defeating. Rather than focusing on mental health, the job mostly entails administrative work.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston:
"Communication."
Communication is very important in this position. And networking with other community resources, so as to meet the appropriate needs of clientele.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Montgomery:
"Psychopharmacology and Paperwork."
I encourage all students pursuing a career in Mental Health Counseling to learn about psychopharmacology as it is so important in working with our clients. I also encourage them to work on their writing skills due to the plethora of paperwork we are forced to complete.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta:
"How much I have to pay for."
Save your Money, find a good supervisor, don't go to expensive online school they're all the same, learn and stock to you ethics.

Key Stats for Licensed Professional Counselor

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Licensed Professional Counselor Salaries

addiction
▲14%


Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲2%

Clinical Psychology
▲1%

Clinical Supervision
▼0%

Emergency/Trauma
▼0%

National Average
$43,000

▼1%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 27%