MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$43,000
$26,000
Min 10%
$43,000
Median 50%
$71,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a mental health counselor make?
The national average salary for a Mental Health Counselor in the United States is $43,660 per year or $20.99 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $71,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $26,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Mental Health Counselors are Health Care companies and Professional companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Mental Health Counselor salaries are Alaska, Utah, Hawaii, New Jersey, and New York. The typical tenure for a Mental Health Counselor is 2.9 years.

Average Mental Health Counselor Salary By Company

There is good job security in Mental Health Counselor positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Mental Health Counselors are in Health Care companies and Professional companies. Jefferson Center for Mental Health Inc. and Telecare are the best paying companies for Mental Health Counselors. Companies like Mount Sinai Health System and State University of New York at Oswego also pay high salaries to their Mental Health Counselors.

Average Mental Health Counselor Salary By Location

As a Mental Health Counselor in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $43,660 per year or $20.99 per hour. Working in San Francisco, CA as a Mental Health Counselor will pay you the highest wages at around $40,711 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $22,000. Alaska, Utah, Hawaii, New Jersey, and New York are the highest paying states. Arizona, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, and Florida are at the bottom for competitive pay.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Francisco, CA
$40,711
2
New York, NY
$40,135
3
Philadelphia, PA
$40,046
4
Elizabeth, NJ
$39,998
5
Denver, CO
$39,659

RECENTLY ADDED Mental Health Counselor SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
The Arra Group
Mental Health Counselor
10/30/2019
$58,943
Riverside Community Care, Inc.
Mental Health Counselor
10/30/2019
$33,642
Riverside Community Care
Mental Health Counselor
10/30/2019
$33,642
The County of San Mateo
Mental Health Counselor
10/28/2019
$66,643
Gulfstream Goodwill Industries
Mental Health Counselor
10/26/2019
$44,933
Southwestern College
Mental Health Counselor
10/21/2019
$109,317
Sc Department of Public Safety
Mental Health Counselor
10/21/2019
$33,494
Mental Health Counselor
10/18/2019
$51,440
County of Napa, California
Mental Health Counselor
10/17/2019
$77,272
Mental Health Counselor
10/16/2019
$51,440
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