Average Residential Youth Counselor Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Residential Youth Counselor is $13.19.
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $18
$350 - $5,250
Total Pay
$23,173 - $42,545

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Popular Skills for Residential Youth Counselor

Skills in Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Residential, Problem Solving and Writing Procedures & Documentation are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Residential Youth Counselor

An entry-level Residential Youth Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.44 based on 17 salaries. An early career Residential Youth Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.43 based on 97 salaries. A mid-career Residential Youth Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.59 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Residential Youth Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.03 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Residential Youth Counselor in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 31.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (2.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Memphis, Tennessee (13.0% less).

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