The average pay for a Residential Counselor is $13.16 per hour.
The average pay for a Residential Counselor is $32,559 per year.
|Salary||$23,198 - $49,831|
|Bonus||$1.00 - $4,500|
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|$22,729 - $40,022|
|Hourly Rate||$10.74 - $16.73|
|Overtime||$14.50 - $24.36|
|Bonus||$1.00 - $4,500|
|Total Pay (||$22,729 - $40,022|
Job Description for Residential Counselor
A residential counselor works in a live-in facility to provide counseling services to residents. This may be a facility for adults with addictions, people with disabilities, the elderly, youth in summer camps, or troubled youth, among others. The residential counselor acts as a role model and offers their support to help clients gain independence and function normally in society. This type of counselor may also help clients develop life and behavior skills.Read More...
When there are conflicts or crises within the residence, residential counselors must provide both group and individual counseling. He or she should also conduct ongoing evaluations to identify potential conflicts and prevent them in advance, and also make sure all rules are followed at all times. Residential counselors may also be in charge of checking in clients and providing input when they are ready to be discharged. He or she may not only sit in for therapy, but also participate directly in recreational activities with clients. Those in this position may be offered room and board at the residence; when working with youth, they may sleep in a dorm to oversee the children.
This position may require working various shifts, as services may be needed at any time of the day. Some positions may require university degrees, while others require only a high school diploma or equivalent. Experience in counseling or other human services positions is helpful. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
Common Career Paths for Residential Counselor
Residential Counselors sometimes assume positions such as Non-Profit Program Managers. That role pays $44K per year on average. Typical career progression for a Residential Counselor involves becoming a Case Manager or a Mental Health Counselor, roles that pay $8K more and $10K more on average.
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Pay by Experience Level for Residential Counselor
Pay by Experience for a Residential Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Residential Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 361 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Residential Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 106 salaries. An experienced Residential Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 57 salaries. A Residential Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 13 salaries.
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