Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Mental Health Counselor make in Philadelphia, PA?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$59,002 / yrTotal Pay
$55,734 / yrBase Pay
$3,267 / yrAdditional Pay

$59,002

 / yr
$37K$94K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Mental Health Counselor is $59,002 per year in the Philadelphia, PA area, with an average salary of $55,734 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 $3,267 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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Some related job titles are Clinical Counselor Salaries with median pay of $64,344, Marriage and Family Therapist Salaries with median pay of $88,002, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor Salaries with median pay of $61,782, Mental Health Clinician Salaries with median pay of $76,233.

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Onward Behavioral Health
2.7
Mental Health CounselorSee 1 salary from this location

$57,846

 / yr

$58,230

 / yr

$57,235

 / yr

$56,482

 / yr
MHM Services
3.1
Mental Health CounselorSee 1 salary from this location

$28

 / hr

$52,525

 / yr

$53,013

 / yr

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$58,318

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$25

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$61,904

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$28

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$52,596

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$57,980

 / yr

$33

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Healthcare jobs, already in high demand, are expected to grow extensively to meet the increased need from an aging population. Careers in this industry are diverse, though most require additional training and pay above-average wages. Despite fewer opportunities for remote work than other professions, healthcare jobs can be found nearly everywhere, including both rural and urban settings. While careers in healthcare offer high job security, they also often involve long hours, including evening and weekend shift work, particularly for those just starting their career.

How does the Mental health counselor salary in Philadelphia, PA compare to the national average salary in US for the same job?

The average salary for a Mental health counselor in US is $46,438 per year based on 1,503 salary contributions, which is 0.12% more than the salary for a Mental health counselor in Philadelphia, PA. The cost of living and the local demand for the work are among the factors affecting wages. The top 3 companies in US where a Mental health counselor gets the highest compensation are Kaiser Permanente, Lionrock Behavioral Health, Inc. and Thriveworks. Bigger companies typically pay 51.12% more than smaller companies for a Mental health counselor.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Mental Health Counselor

Philadelphia, PA

 | 1-3 years

$50,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Youth Counselor

Philadelphia, PA

 | 4-6 years

$50,000

/yr

Submitted4 days ago

4-6 years
4 days ago
Mental Health Professional

Philadelphia, PA

 | 1-3 years

$44,000

/yr

$40K | $4K

Submitted5 days ago

1-3 years
5 days ago
Mental Health Clinician

Philadelphia, PA

 | 1-3 years

$48

/hr

Submitted6 days ago

1-3 years
6 days ago
Clinical Counselor

Philadelphia, PA

 | 1-3 years

$41,000

/yr

$40K | $1K

Submitted8 days ago

1-3 years
8 days ago
Mental Health Clinician

Philadelphia, PA

 | 7-9 years

$55,000

/yr

Submitted8 days ago

7-9 years
8 days ago
Mental Health Professional

Philadelphia, PA

 | 1-3 years

$44,000

/yr

Submitted9 days ago

1-3 years
9 days ago
Mental Health Counselor

Philadelphia, PA

 | 4-6 years

$56,500

/yr

$56K | $500

Submitted9 days ago

4-6 years
9 days ago
Crisis Counselor

Philadelphia, PA

 | 1-3 years

$2,400

/mo

Submitted9 days ago

1-3 years
9 days ago

Mental Health Counselor pay FAQ in Philadelphia, PA

The average salary for a Mental Health Counselor is $55,734 per year in Philadelphia, PA. Salaries estimates are based on 3255 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Mental Health Counselor employees in Philadelphia, PA.

The highest salary for a Mental Health Counselor in Philadelphia, PA is $88,147 per year.

The lowest salary for a Mental Health Counselor in Philadelphia, PA is $35,240 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.