Average Mental Health Counselor with Counseling Skills Salary

Average Mental Health Counselor with Counseling Skills Salary

$43,323
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$33k
MEDIAN
$43k
90%
$60k

The average salary for a Mental Health Counselor is $43,323

Base Salary
$33k - $60k
Bonus
$131 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$155 - $975
Commission
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$32k - $64k
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What Do Mental Health Counselors Do?

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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Gender Breakdown

Female
78.9%
Male
20.9%
Prefer to self-define
0.3%
This data is based on 1,045 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

70%

Dental

61%

Vision

50%

None

28%