$38,748
Avg. Salary
$16.68
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Mental Health Counselor with Counseling skills in Chicago, Illinois is $16.68 per hour.

The average pay for a Mental Health Counselor with Counseling skills in Chicago, Illinois is $38,748 per year.

$13.67
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$16.68
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$29.80
90%
MEDIAN $16.68
$30k
10%
$39k
50%
$53k
90%
MEDIAN $38,748
$30,489 - $53,000
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$0$56K
Salary $30,489 - $53,000
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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$29,264 - $56,713
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 24
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $13.67 - $29.80
Overtime $24.86
Annual Data $0$56K
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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$29,264 - $56,713
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

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.

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Mental Health Counselor Job Listings

Key Stats for Mental Health Counselor

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Mental Health Counselor Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 13%