Youth Counselor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$29,000
$23,000
$29,000
$38,000
The average youth counselor makes about $29,880 per year. That's $14.37 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $23,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $38,000. Many of youth counselors seem to be drawn to non profits and health care companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case youth counselors tend to work at health care, hospitality, and non profits companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Hawaii, California and Arizona pay youth counselors the highest salaries.
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Map of Youth Counselor Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Youth Counselor Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Hawaii, California and Arizona, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for youth counselors. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Nebraska, Idaho, and Kansas.

Average Youth Counselor Salary By Company

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

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Average Youth Counselor Pay By Industry

Youth counselor salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with health care, hospitality, and non profits companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a youth counselor can make a yearly salary of $30,897 while working for health care companies. All the while, other youth counselors are making $29,698 at hospitality companies and $29,563 at non profits companies. One industry youth counselors may want to avoid is the manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $29,550.

Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$30,897
$31k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$29,698
$30k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$29,563
$30k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$29,550
$30k

Youth Counselor Salary History

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Recently Added Youth Counselor Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Youth Counselor Technician
Youth Counselor Technician
07/26/2020
07/26/2020
$33,709
$33,709
07/26/2020
Hoyleton Youth and Family Services
Hoyleton Youth and Family Services
Overnight Youth Counselor
Overnight Youth Counselor
Overnight Youth Counselor
07/21/2020
07/21/2020
$27,653
$27,653
07/21/2020
Residential Treatment Facility Night Youth Counselor
Residential Treatment Facility Night Youth Counselor
07/16/2020
07/16/2020
$29,218
$29,218
07/16/2020
Residential Treatment Facility Youth Counselor
Residential Treatment Facility Youth Counselor
07/14/2020
07/14/2020
$29,218
$29,218
07/14/2020
Residential Treatment Facility Night Youth Counselor
Residential Treatment Facility Night Youth Counselor
07/10/2020
07/10/2020
$29,218
$29,218
07/10/2020
Youth Counselor
Youth Counselor
07/10/2020
07/10/2020
$29,218
$29,218
07/10/2020
Youth Care Worker
Youth Care Worker
07/09/2020
07/09/2020
$50,000
$50,000
07/09/2020
The Safe Alliance
The Safe Alliance
Youth Care Worker
Youth Care Worker
Youth Care Worker
07/07/2020
07/07/2020
$31,305
$31,305
07/07/2020
Youth Care Worker Weekends
Youth Care Worker Weekends
07/06/2020
07/06/2020
$30,783
$30,783
07/06/2020
Youth Counselor
Youth Counselor
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$36,761
$36,761
06/24/2020