Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Mental Health Counselor is $40,000
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Counselors?
An early career Mental Health Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $38,690 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Mental Health Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,300 based on 5 salaries.
What Do Mental Health Counselors Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.