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Residential Counselor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$36,000
$27,000
$36,000
$46,000
Residential counselors in the United States make an average salary of $36,164 per year or $17.39 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $27,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $46,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, and Arizona provide the highest residential counselor salaries.
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Map of Residential Counselor Salaries

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Average Salary

Average Residential Counselor Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a residential counselor is roughly $36,164 per year, which boils down to $17.39 per hour. Interestingly enough, residential counselors have the highest salaries in Santa Rosa, CA at about $36,824 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Santa Rosa, CA is $21,000. Additionally, residential counselors make more than the average salary in Beverly, MA, Concord, NH, Enfield, CT, Middletown, NY, and Baltimore, MD. On a more broad level, residential counselor salaries are highest in Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Arizona, New Hampshire, and Nevada. On the contrary, Missouri, Wyoming, and South Dakota offer the lowest residential counselor salaries.

City
Average Salary
Santa Rosa, CA
Santa Rosa, CA
$36,824
$37k
Beverly, MA
Beverly, MA
$35,491
$35k
Concord, NH
Concord, NH
$34,738
$35k
Enfield, CT
Enfield, CT
$33,509
$34k
Middletown, NY
Middletown, NY
$32,872
$33k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$32,231
$32k
Camden, NJ
Camden, NJ
$31,415
$31k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$30,702
$31k
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
$30,539
$31k
Blaine, MN
Blaine, MN
$27,908
$28k

High Paying Residential Counselor Jobs

Average Residential Counselor Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Lake Hospital System and Nexus: Youth and Family Solutions as they offer the highest salaries for residential counselors.

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Residential Counselor Salary History

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    Recently Added Residential Counselor Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Residential Counselor (CE)
    Residential Counselor (CE)
    Knoxville, TN
    Knoxville, TN
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $23,270
    $23,270
    10/31/2020
    Pine Street Inn
    Pine Street Inn
    Evening Residential Counselor, Wed-Sat, 4PM AM
    Evening Residential Counselor, Wed-Sat, 4PM AM
    Evening Residential Counselor, Wed-Sat, 4PM AM
    Brookline, MA
    Brookline, MA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/30/2020
    Residential Counselor Relief (Close Date/20)
    Residential Counselor Relief (Close Date/20)
    Portland, OR
    Portland, OR
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/30/2020
    DESC
    DESC
    Residential Counselor-Hobson Place, Swing Shift
    Residential Counselor-Hobson Place, Swing Shift
    Residential Counselor-Hobson Place, Swing Shift
    Seattle, WA
    Seattle, WA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $35,688
    $35,688
    10/30/2020
    813 Consultants, LLC
    813 Consultants, LLC
    Childcare Residential Counselor, Flexible, Weekend
    Childcare Residential Counselor, Flexible, Weekend
    Childcare Residential Counselor, Flexible, Weekend
    Needham, MA
    Needham, MA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $33,392
    $33,392
    10/29/2020
    Community Resources for Justice
    Community Resources for Justice
    Residential Counselor-Csma
    Residential Counselor-Csma
    Residential Counselor-Csma
    Winchendon, MA
    Winchendon, MA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $40,000
    $40,000
    10/29/2020
    Community Resources for Justice (CRJ)
    Community Resources for Justice (CRJ)
    Residential Counselor-Direct Care
    Residential Counselor-Direct Care
    Residential Counselor-Direct Care
    Boston, MA
    Boston, MA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $40,000
    $40,000
    10/29/2020
    The Safe Alliance
    The Safe Alliance
    Residential Counselor
    Residential Counselor
    Residential Counselor
    Austin, TX
    Austin, TX
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $40,560
    $40,560
    10/29/2020
    Residential Counselor Relief
    Residential Counselor Relief
    Portland, OR
    Portland, OR
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/28/2020
    Residential Support Counselor
    Residential Support Counselor
    Concord, NH
    Concord, NH
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/27/2020