Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Mental Health Counselor make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$78,146 / yrTotal Pay
$49,515 / yrBase Pay
$28,631 / yrAdditional Pay

$78,146

 / yr
$35K$459K
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The estimated total pay for a Mental Health Counselor is $78,146 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $49,515 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $28,631 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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$78,146 /yr
Mental Health Counselor
$77,934 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Mental Health Counselor?

Some related job titles are Clinical Counselor Salaries with median pay of $82,698, Marriage and Family Therapist Salaries with median pay of $86,864, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor Salaries with median pay of $77,992, Mental Health Clinician Salaries with median pay of $90,032.

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Seneca Family of Agencies
4.2

Seneca Family of Agencies

Mental Health Counselor - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $17 - $27

$17

$27

$17 - $27 Range

Walden Behavioral Care
3.1

Walden Behavioral Care

Mental Health Counselor - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $16 - $20

$16

$20

$16 - $20 Range

RADIAS Health
3.6

RADIAS Health

Mental Health Counselor - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $16 - $18

$16

$18

$16 - $18 Range

TaraVista Behavioral Health Center
2.8

TaraVista Behavioral Health Center

Mental Health Counselor - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $18 - $27

$18

$27

$18 - $27 Range

MHM Services
3.0

MHM Services

Mental Health Counselor

$57,985

 /yr
Range: $54K - $69K

$54K

$69K

$53,563 - $68,621 Range

Walden Behavioral Care
3.1

Walden Behavioral Care

Mental Health Counselor - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $17 - $20

$17

$20

$17 - $20 Range

Richmond Area Multi-Services
3.4

Richmond Area Multi-Services

Mental Health Counselor

$55,929

 /yr
Range: $48K - $64K

$48K

$64K

$47,653 - $63,865 Range

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Children’s Home Society of Florida
3.3

$42,488

 /yr
Range: $41K - $44K

$41K

$44K

$41,134 - $44,319 Range

Third Way Center
3.4

Third Way Center

Mental Health Counselor - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $17 - $22

$17

$22

$17 - $22 Range

Catholic Charities USA
3.7

Catholic Charities USA

Mental Health Counselor

$49,782

 /yr
Range: $45K - $60K

$45K

$60K

$44,880 - $59,613 Range

Centurion Health
2.9

Centurion Health

Mental Health Counselor

$55,353

 /yr
Range: $40K - $58K

$40K

$58K

$40,188 - $58,124 Range

Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School (O-School)
3.5

Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School (O-School)

Mental Health Counselor - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $18 - $27

$18

$27

$18 - $27 Range

Fred Finch Youth Center
3.3

Fred Finch Youth Center

Mental Health Counselor - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $15 - $17

$15

$17

$15 - $17 Range

MetroWest Medical Center
2.5

MetroWest Medical Center

Mental Health Counselor - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $18 - $22

$18

$22

$18 - $22 Range

BetterHelp
4.5

BetterHelp

Mental Health Counselor - Hourly

$31

 /hr
Range: $6 - $41

$6

$41

$6 - $41 Range

John Muir Health
3.9

John Muir Health

Mental Health Counselor - Hourly

$32

 /hr
Range: $29 - $42

$29

$42

$29 - $42 Range

South Bay Community Services
3.3

South Bay Community Services

Mental Health Counselor

$53,999

 /yr
Range: $34K - $72K

$34K

$72K

$34,008 - $71,999 Range

Chicago Children's Center for Behavioral Health
3.0

Chicago Children's Center for Behavioral Health

Mental Health Counselor - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $17 - $26

$17

$26

$17 - $26 Range

Aspire Public Schools
3.8

Aspire Public Schools

Mental Health Counselor

$58,405

 /yr
Range: $50K - $76K

$50K

$76K

$49,918 - $76,199 Range

AMITA Health
3.3

AMITA Health

Mental Health Counselor - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $17 - $30

$17

$30

$17 - $30 Range

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$5,032

/moAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Mental Health Counselor with 1 to 3 years of experience

$16

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Mental Health Professional with 1 to 3 years of experience

$30

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Mental Health Clinician with 1 to 3 years of experience

$63,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Mental Health Clinician with 4 to 6 years of experience

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$19

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Behavioral Health Counselor with 1 to 3 years of experience

$18

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Substance Abuse Counselor with less than one year of experience

$16

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Substance Abuse Counselor with 1 to 3 years of experience

$50,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Crisis Counselor with 4 to 6 years of experience

$61,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a AMFT, Mental Health Clinician with 4 to 6 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Mental Health Counselor salaries

The national average salary for a Mental Health Counselor is $46,438 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Mental Health Counselor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1503 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Mental Health Counselor employees.

The highest salary for a Mental Health Counselor in United States is $67,115 per year.

The lowest salary for a Mental Health Counselor in United States is $32,131 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Mental Health Counselor or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Mental Health Counselor.