$34,480
Avg. Salary
$14.88
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Mental Health Counselor is $14.88 per hour.

The median Mental Health Counselor has a base pay of $34,480. Salaries generally range from $29k to $37k. The median bonus is .
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MEDIAN $14.88
$29k
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MEDIAN $34,480
$29,459 - $36,625
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MEDIAN: $34,480
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Salary $34,480
Bonus $550
Total Pay (?
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$25,860 - $59,697
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 3 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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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Key Stats for Mental Health Counselor

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
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