Clinical Counselor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$53,000
$40,000
Min 10%
$53,000
Median 50%
$70,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Aetna
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Louisiana
Average Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a clinical counselor make?
The national average salary for a Clinical Counselor in the U.S. is $53,656 annually or $25.8 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $70,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $40,000 per year. Health Care companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Clinical Counselors. States with the highest Clinical Counselor salaries include Louisiana, Maryland, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Most Clinical Counselors spend 2.5 years in the position.

Average Clinical Counselor Salary By Location

Across America, Clinical Counselors make on average $53,656 annually or $25.8 hourly. The top city when it comes to Clinical Counselor salaries is San Francisco, CA at $52,333 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $29,000. Louisiana, Maryland, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas are the highest paying states. South Dakota, Indiana, Wyoming, Montana, and Hawaii are the lowest earners.

Map of Clinical Counselor Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Clinical Counselors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Clinical Counselor Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Clinical Counselor makes. Health Care companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Clinical Counselors. Companies like Aetna or Beacon Health Options will get you the highest pay packages. Also, companies like Cleveland Clinic and Lancaster General Hospital pay their Clinical Counselors very well.

Average Clinical Counselor Pay By Industry

Wages for Clinical Counselors can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Professional companies, Education companies, and Health Care companies pay higher-than-average wages for Clinical Counselors. Salaries for Clinical Counselors in Professional companies average $55,123 annually, while Education companies and Health Care companies pay $54,667 and $53,592, respectively. The average salary for Clinical Counselors in the Non Profits industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $51,428.
Industry
Average Salary
Professional
Professional
$55,123
$55k
Education
Education
$54,667
$55k
Health Care
Health Care
$53,592
$54k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$51,428
$51k

Clinical Counselor Salary History

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