Mental Health Counselors Salary

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The average yearly salary for Mental Health Counselors is $42,500. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Mental Health Counselors, you could expect a starting pay rate of $35,000 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. You could potentially make an average income of around $50,000 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.


Yearly Mental Health Counselors Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Mental Health Counselors Salary

$34,000 - $51,000

Starting Yearly Mental Health Counselors Salary

$28,000 - $42,000

Top Yearly Mental Health Counselors Salary

$40,000 - $60,000

Monthly Mental Health Counselors Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Mental Health Counselors Salary

$2,833 - $4,250

Starting Monthly Mental Health Counselors Salary

$2,333 - $3,500

Top Monthly Mental Health Counselors Salary

$3,333 - $5,000

Hourly Mental Health Counselors Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Mental Health Counselors Salary

$15 - $23

Starting Hourly Mental Health Counselors Salary

$13 - $19

Top Hourly Mental Health Counselors Salary

$18 - $27


Mental Health Counselors Gender and Age Stats


Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Mental Health Counselors age in the United States is 38 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 49% of Mental Health Counselors are male in the United States, and 51% of the Mental Health Counselors are female in the United States.

National Salary Data for Mental Health Counselors


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