The average hourly pay for a Residential Youth Counselor is $13.19.
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Job Description for Residential Youth Counselor
Residential youth counselor positions involve working with children and adolescents; in some settings, counselors deal with a wide range of ages, while others focus on a specific age group and/or demographic (such as teenage girls). They help provide a positive, therapeutic environment to the youth under their supervision, who may have experienced traumatic and unstable environments. Residential youth counselors must serve as a positive role model, working with youth in individual and group sett…Read more
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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.
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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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