The average hourly pay for a Youth Counselor is $13.45.
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Job Satisfaction for Youth Counselor
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What Are Popular Skills for Youth Counselors?
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Crisis Intervention, Case Management, Group Therapy and Mentoring are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Counseling.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Youth Counselors?
An entry-level Youth Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.70 based on 32 salaries. An early career Youth Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.25 based on 161 salaries. A mid-career Youth Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.09 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Youth Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.52 based on 23 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Youth Counselor in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 82.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (17.6% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (7.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (10.9% less).
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