Experienced Mental Health Counselor Salary

Earnings for Experienced Mental Health Counselors come in at around $46K annually on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Experienced Mental Health Counselors make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,502 - $62,099
$33K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $46,396
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$14.19 - $32.34
$14
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $20.79
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$0$63K
Salary $32,502 - $62,099
Bonus $2.30 - $5,817
Profit Sharing $4,500
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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$30,949 - $63,835
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 264
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $14.19 - $32.34
Hourly Tips $0.13
Overtime $2.32 - $49.66
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $2.30 - $5,817
Profit Sharing $4,500
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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$30,949 - $63,835
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 156

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Mental Health Counselor Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,029

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

For Experienced Mental Health Counselors, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Richmond is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Philadelphia and Atlanta earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 10 percent.

Key Stats for Mental Health Counselor

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
10-19 years
82%
20 years or more
18%
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Skills That Affect Mental Health Counselor Salaries

Clinical Psychology
▲10%

Spanish Language
▲7%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲3%

National Average
$46,000

Family Practice
▼2%

▼3%

Group Therapy
▼3%

Bereavement Counseling
▼6%

Community Health
▼7%

Case Management
▼11%

Milieu Therapy
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 26%
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