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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Family Counselor Salary

$41,970 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$20.18 hourly

Entry level Salary
$30,000 yearly
$30,000
10 %
$41,970
Median
$58,000
90 %

How much does a Family Counselor make?

Family counselors make $41,970 per year on average, or $20.18 per hour, in the United States. Family counselors on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $30,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $58,000.

Location impacts how much a family counselor can expect to make. Family counselors make the most in New York, New Jersey, Hawaii, West Virginia, and Illinois.

Highest Paying States For Family Counselors

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

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Family Counselor average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1New York$54,660$26.282,130
2Illinois$49,427$23.761,400
3Minnesota$48,990$23.55829
4New Jersey$50,727$24.391,038
5Rhode Island$46,942$22.57135
6Hawaii$50,654$24.35131
7Pennsylvania$43,941$21.131,786
8Iowa$47,382$22.78359
9West Virginia$50,314$24.19103
10Alaska$44,823$21.55157
11Kentucky$47,081$22.64295
12Maine$41,199$19.81337
13Arizona$41,744$20.07810
14Texas$45,303$21.781,847
15North Dakota$42,707$20.53105
16Connecticut$42,549$20.46521
17Kansas$45,257$21.76224
18Indiana$40,920$19.67755
19Colorado$43,757$21.04709
20Wyoming$43,783$21.0559
21Nevada$42,355$20.36213
22New Mexico$39,864$19.17279
23Nebraska$40,954$19.69240
24District of Columbia$47,808$22.98167
25Utah$42,233$20.30273
26New Hampshire$41,197$19.81190
27Wisconsin$41,237$19.83522
28Maryland$41,405$19.911,049
29Delaware$43,217$20.78116
30Mississippi$41,001$19.71185
31Michigan$38,898$18.70914
32Oklahoma$40,876$19.65296
33Oregon$40,872$19.65573
34Ohio$40,291$19.37839
35Washington$39,143$18.821,234
36California$39,738$19.104,107
37Massachusetts$38,725$18.622,480
38Idaho$39,723$19.10167
39Montana$36,904$17.74164
40Missouri$40,733$19.58500
41Georgia$38,320$18.421,114
42Vermont$38,555$18.5484
43Virginia$40,148$19.30819
44South Carolina$36,545$17.57481
45South Dakota$36,916$17.7595
46Louisiana$35,096$16.87361
47North Carolina$37,720$18.13754
48Alabama$37,702$18.13243
49Arkansas$35,440$17.04277
50Florida$33,258$15.991,821
51Tennessee$35,523$17.08486

Highest Paying Cities For Family Counselors

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1New York, NY$54,823$26.36
2Evanston, IL$49,748$23.92
3Charleston, WV$49,656$23.87
4Davenport, IA$48,105$23.13
5Fort Hood, TX$45,409$21.83
6Colorado Springs, CO$43,768$21.04
7Biloxi, MS$42,370$20.37
8Carson City, NV$42,267$20.32
9Eugene, OR$41,150$19.78
10Coronado, CA$40,480$19.46
11Norfolk, VA$39,948$19.21
12Clovis, NM$39,030$18.76
13Worcester, MA$38,863$18.68
14Greenville, NC$38,607$18.56
15Montgomery, AL$37,640$18.10

Family Counselor Salary Details

Family Counselor Salary

What is a Family Counselor's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$58,000$4,833$28
75th Percentile$49,000$4,083$24
Average$41,970$3,498$20
25th Percentile$35,000$2,917$17
10th Percentile$30,000$2,500$14

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Counselor/Art Therapist$53,729$4,477$25.8380,647
Counselor Internship$44,594$3,716$21.44132,694
Intensive In-Home Counselor$43,360$3,613$20.85122,300
Alcohol And Drug Counselor$43,661$3,638$20.9977,461
Substance Abuse Counselor$40,381$3,365$19.4178,643
Community Health Counselor$44,694$3,724$21.49131,804

Which Companies Pay Family Counselors The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Lutheran Social Services of New York and Children's Home & Aid are the highest paying companies for family counselors.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Lutheran Social Services of New York$41,970$20.18
2Children's Home & Aid$41,970$20.18
3Victor$41,970$20.18
4Behavior management$41,970$20.18
5Serco$41,970$20.18
6Westcare Health Corporation$41,970$20.18
7Chime$41,970$20.18
8Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services$41,970$20.18
9Kids In The Middle$41,970$20.18
10New Orleans College Prep$41,970$20.18
11Devereux Arizona$41,970$20.18
12Broward County Public Schools$41,970$20.18
13Leidos$41,730$20.06435
14Spectrum Health$41,431$19.92109
15Seneca Companies$41,381$19.89
16TekStream Solutions$40,882$19.65
17HealthPRO$40,882$19.65111
18Crossroads Health Ohio$40,880$19.65
19Three Wire Systems$40,880$19.654
20Shirley Ryan AbilityLab$40,873$19.657

How Much Do Family Counselors Make In Different Industries?

Family counselor salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the government, health care, and professional industries tend to offer much higher salaries for family counselors. For example, family counselors make a whopping average salary of $40,547 while working in the government industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $40,310 in the health care industry and $39,880 in the professional industry.

Family counselors may want to avoid working in the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $39,537.

Highest Paying Industries For Family Counselors

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Government$40,547$19.49
2Health Care$40,310$19.38
3Professional$39,880$19.17
4Non Profits$39,537$19.01

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Family Counselor Salary Trends

Average Family Counselor Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Family Counselor Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$42,000$20.18+3.4%
    2021$40,600$19.50-1.0%
    2020$40,900$19.69+2.6%
    2019$39,900$19.18-0.8%
    2018$40,200$19.33+1.2%

    Recently Added Family Counselor Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    LeidosMilitary Family Life Counselor-School SettingTucson, AZ05/31/2022$52,650
    LeidosMilitary Family Life CounselorHope, ID05/31/2022$52,650
    Seneca CenterFamily Support CounselorOakland, CA05/31/2022$45,914
    LeidosMilitary Family Life CounselorTacoma, WA05/31/2022$52,650
    Seneca Family of AgenciesFamily Support CounselorOakland, CA05/31/2022$45,914
    Youth VillagesFamily CounselorHickory, NC05/27/2022$41,000
    Leidos Holdings Inc.Military Family Life CounselorSan Diego, CA05/27/2022$52,650
    Kids In DistressFamily Support Counselor/HomebuildersFort Lauderdale, FL05/24/2022$41,000
    Children's Home and AidLicensed Counselor/Therapist-Family PreservationRockford, IL05/21/2022$50,000
    LeidosMilitary Family Life CounselorSan Antonio, TX05/18/2022$52,650

    Family Counselor Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Family Counselors the most?

    New York pays Family Counselors the most in the United States, with an average salary of $54,660 per year, or $26.28 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Family Counselor?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Family Counselor if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New Jersey you should be paid close to $50,727 per year.

    What type of Family Counselor gets paid the most?

    Counselor/Art Therapist gets paid the most. Counselor/Art Therapist made a median salary of $53,729. The best-paid 10 percent make $62,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $45,000.

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