Mental Health Counselor

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October 30, 2016

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Mental Health Counselor Job Description

Counselors, Mental Health Gather information about patients using interviews, case histories, observations and assessments. Develop treatment, prevention and intervention plans emphasis on prevention. Provide individual, family and group therapy. Manage caseload and documentation.

Mental Health Counselor Salary Statistics as of 2015

Average annual salary for a Mental Health Counselor is $39166 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $59837. The lowest salary reported was $27710. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Mental Health Counselor is $14.98 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $19.86. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $10.1. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Mental Health Counselor are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $150 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $40 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Mental Health Counselor. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
Florida – $27,693 – $53,112
Illinois – $25,308 – $43,732
New York – $28,311 – $55,392
North Carolina – $30,801 – $52,661
Ohio – $27,763 – $57,059
Texas – $29,506 – $64,595
Virginia – $27,616 – $51,197

These are the highest paying cities for a Mental Health Counselor. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
Chicago, Illinois –
New York, New York –
Atlanta, Georgia –
Orlando, Florida –
Houston, Texas –
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania –
Phoenix, Arizona –

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Mental Health Counselor from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $39166 while in 2007 it was just $36321.85

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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24%

76%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 24% of Mental Health Counselors were males while 76% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

Clinical Therapist
$30,198 – $63,571
Case Manager, Social Services
$24,169 – $42,455
Mental Health Case Manager
$24,131 – $44,569

Future Jobs

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
$35,994 – $74,481
Social Worker (MSW)
$30,196 – $58,559
Marriage / Family Therapist
$30,322 – $95,485


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