$40,582
Avg. Salary
$18.37
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$994

Bonus

$700

Profit Sharing

$1,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Mental Health Counselor is $18.37 per hour.

The average pay for a Mental Health Counselor is $40,582 per year.

10%
$12.72
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$18.37
50%
$30.10
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MEDIAN $18.37
10%
$31k
10%
$41k
50%
$57k
90%
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MEDIAN $40,582
$30,634 - $57,378
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$57K
MEDIAN: $40,582
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90%

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$12.72 - $30.10
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$0$59K
Salary $30,634 - $57,378
Bonus $103 - $5,010
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,308
Commission $1,000
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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$29,439 - $59,547
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,516
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $12.72 - $30.10
Hourly Tips $0.15
Overtime $13.28 - $35.86
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $103 - $5,010
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,308
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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$29,439 - $59,547
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,572

Job Description for Mental Health Counselor

Mental health counselors are healthcare workers who treat, and may even diagnose, mental health problems and illnesses. These counselors are typically state-certified, and requirements for the position often include master's-level education in counseling or human psychology; however, they are not always psychiatrists or psychologists aside from counseling. In any case, they employed primarily in hospitals and dedicated mental health or addiction clinics which value their versatility highly.

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Mental Health Counselor Tasks
  • Maintain accurate required documentation of patient care.
  • Counsel clients to promote optimal mental health, individually and in group sessions.
  • Design and implement treatment plans.
  • Assesses patient mental status and problems through interviews and observations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Counselor

Pay by Experience for a Mental Health Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Mental Health Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 1,549 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mental Health Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 536 salaries. An experienced Mental Health Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 338 salaries. A Mental Health Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 147 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,270

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Key Stats for Mental Health Counselor

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 500 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Mental Health Counselor Salaries

▲14%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$40,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Mental Health Counselor Salaries

trauma
▲13%

Patient Counseling
▲7%






National Average
$40,000

▼1%


Community Health
▼2%


Bilingual
▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 500 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 25%