Average Residential Counselor Hourly Pay

$13.74
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$407
Bonus
$15,000
Commission
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The average hourly pay for a Residential Counselor is $13.74.
10%
$11.24
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$13.74
90%
$17.68
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$11 - $18
Bonus
$82 - $4,848
Commission
$0 - $15,000
Total Pay
$23,911 - $42,002
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What Do Residential Counselors Do?

Job Satisfaction for Residential Counselor

3.6 out of 5
(118)
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The top respondents for the job title Residential Counselor are from the companies Vinfen Corporation, Chestnut Health Systems Inc and Catholic Charities. Reported salaries are highest at Catholic Charities where the average pay is $16.50. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Rogers Memorial Hospital, earning around $14.74. Chestnut Health Systems Inc pays the lowest at around $11.99. Vinfen Corporation also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.05.

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What Are Popular Skills for Residential Counselors?

Skills in Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Residential, Medication Administration and Mentoring are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Residential Counselors?

An entry-level Residential Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.37 based on 72 salaries. An early career Residential Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.44 based on 375 salaries. A mid-career Residential Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.21 based on 129 salaries. An experienced Residential Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.55 based on 106 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
Employees with Residential Counselor in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 10.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (9.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (7.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1.2% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (1.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 721 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.0%
Early Career
52.0%
Mid Career
17.9%
Experienced
14.7%
Late Career
5.4%