How much does a Youth Counselor make?

Updated Jul 22, 2021

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Experience

$32,172 /yr
Average Base Pay

491 salaries

$24K

Low

$32K

Average

$42K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Youth Counselor is $32,172 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Youth Counselor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 491 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Youth Counselor employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Mental Health Counselor$45,336 /yr
L3
Mental Health Counselor Supervisor$55,138 /yr
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Maryhurst
3.1

Maryhurst

Youth Counselor - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $12 - $17
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$12

$17

$12 - $17 Range

Sequel Youth & Family
2.6

Sequel Youth & Family

Youth Counselor - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $11 - $17

$11

$17

$11 - $17 Range

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
3.8

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Youth Counselor - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $8 - $13

$8

$13

$8 - $13 Range

Eckerd Connect
4.2

Eckerd Connect

Youth Counselor - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $12 - $14

$12

$14

$12 - $14 Range

Four Oaks of Iowa
3.1

Four Oaks of Iowa

Youth Counselor - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $12 - $16

$12

$16

$12 - $16 Range

Ali Forney Center
3.7

Ali Forney Center

Youth Counselor - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $16 - $19

$16

$19

$16 - $19 Range

YMCA
3.9

YMCA

Youth Counselor - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $7 - $15

$7

$15

$7 - $15 Range

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Norwegian Cruise Line
3.5

Norwegian Cruise Line

Youth Counselor - Monthly

$1,678

 /mo
Range: $2K - $2K

$2K

$2K

$1,577 - $2,105 Range

Youth Villages
3.3

Youth Villages

Youth Counselor

$28,500

 /yr
Range: $23K - $41K

$23K

$41K

$23,460 - $40,754 Range

Sweetser
3

Sweetser

Youth Counselor - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $12 - $15

$12

$15

$12 - $15 Range

Seneca Family of Agencies
4

Seneca Family of Agencies

Youth Counselor

$55,354

 /yr
Range: $40K - $63K

$40K

$63K

$40,317 - $62,665 Range

Woodward Academy (GA)
3.9

Woodward Academy (GA)

Youth Counselor - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $12 - $16

$12

$16

$12 - $16 Range

YouthCare
2.6

YouthCare

Youth Counselor - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $16 - $20

$16

$20

$16 - $20 Range

The Village for Families & Children
3.2

The Village for Families & Children

Youth Counselor - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $15 - $18

$15

$18

$15 - $18 Range

NC Department of Public Safety
3

NC Department of Public Safety

Youth Counselor

$37,744

 /yr
Range: $33K - $48K

$33K

$48K

$33,375 - $47,550 Range

Stars Behavioral Health Group
3.2

Stars Behavioral Health Group

Youth Counselor - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $14 - $18

$14

$18

$14 - $18 Range

Ali Forney Center
3.7

Ali Forney Center

Youth Counselor - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $15 - $18

$15

$18

$15 - $18 Range

Mount Prospect Academy
3.6

Mount Prospect Academy

Youth Counselor - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $13 - $17

$13

$17

$13 - $17 Range

Children’s Home of Stockton
2.5

Children’s Home of Stockton

Youth Counselor - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $15 - $17

$15

$17

$15 - $17 Range

Norwegian Cruise Line
3.5

Norwegian Cruise Line

Youth Counselor - Monthly Contractor

$1,638

 /mo
Range: $1K - $2K

$1K

$2K

$1,320 - $1,919 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Youth Counselor salaries

The national average salary for a Youth Counselor is $32,172 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Youth Counselor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 491 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Youth Counselor employees.

The highest salary for a Youth Counselor in United States is $42,418 per year.

The lowest salary for a Youth Counselor in United States is $24,402 per year.

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

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent youth counselor salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$31
hourly
A Child Life Specialist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $31 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$15
hourly
A Program Counselor in the Knoxville, TN Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Knoxville, TN Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$2,800
monthly
A Remote Crisis Counselor in the Sacramento, CA Area area reported making $2,800 per month
Job Highlights
Sacramento, CA Area area
Contract
 
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$39,000
per year
A Mental Health Counselor in the Boise, ID Area area reported making $39,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Boise, ID Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$50,000
per year
A Mental Health Counselor in the Huntsville, AL Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Huntsville, AL Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$40,000
per year
A Mental Health Counselor in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$13
hourly
A Mental Health Counselor in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $13 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Hospital
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