Family Counselor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$39,000
$28,000
$39,000
$53,000
Family Counselors in the United States make an average salary of $39,402 per year or $18.94 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $29,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $53,000. If you like following the crowd, Health Care and Non Profits companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out Health Care, Hospitality, and Non Profits companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Illinois, and Kansas provide the highest Family Counselor salaries.
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Map of Family Counselor Salaries

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

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Average Family Counselor Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a Family Counselor is roughly $39,402 per year, which boils down to $18.94 per hour. Interestingly enough, Family Counselors have the highest salaries in Fair Lawn, NJ at about $44,422 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Fair Lawn, NJ is $29,000. Additionally, Family Counselors make more than the average salary in New York, NY, Carson City, NV, San Rafael, CA, East Saint Louis, IL, and Dallas, TX. On a more broad level, Family Counselor salaries are highest in New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, and Washington. On the contrary, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Missouri offer the lowest Family Counselor salaries.

Average Family Counselor Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a Family Counselor, being employed by a company such as Magellan Health or Leidos would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Centene and University of Rochester also report highly competitive salaries for Family Counselors.

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Family Counselor Salary History

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Recently Added Family Counselor Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Family Support Counselor
Family Support Counselor
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$28,821
$28,821
06/28/2020
Family Support Counselor
Family Support Counselor
05/23/2020
05/23/2020
$28,821
$28,821
05/23/2020
Family Support Counselor-VTC Pasadena
Family Support Counselor-VTC Pasadena
02/26/2020
02/26/2020
$45,914
$45,914
02/26/2020
North Valley School-Redding
North Valley School-Redding
Family Counselor
Family Counselor
Family Counselor
01/24/2020
01/24/2020
$28,821
$28,821
01/24/2020
Family Counselor
Family Counselor
12/22/2019
12/22/2019
$10,957
$10,957
12/22/2019
Cutchins Programs for Children & Families
Cutchins Programs for Children & Families
Family Counselor
Family Counselor
Family Counselor
12/12/2019
12/12/2019
$31,305
$31,305
12/12/2019
Family Counselor
Family Counselor
11/30/2019
11/30/2019
$29,218
$29,218
11/30/2019
North Valley School-Redding
North Valley School-Redding
Family Counselor
Family Counselor
Family Counselor
11/18/2019
11/18/2019
$28,821
$28,821
11/18/2019
Family Counselor
Family Counselor
10/31/2019
10/31/2019
$29,218
$29,218
10/31/2019
Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.
Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.
Family Counselor
Family Counselor
Family Counselor
10/28/2019
10/28/2019
$40,000
$40,000
10/28/2019