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Clinical Counselor Salary
in San Diego, California

$69,150 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Clinical Counselor is $69,150 a year and $33 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Clinical Counselor is between $50,158 and $84,910. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Clinical Counselor. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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Job Summary

  • Advises individuals or groups regarding psychological or emotional problems, such as stress, substance abuse, or family situations, using evaluative techniques, and develops and implements therapeutic treatment plans in medical setting.
  • Consults with medical doctor or other specialists concerning treatment plans and amends plans as directed.
Clinical Counselor Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

Job family population: 108,060

Estimated population of Clinical Counselor jobs: 20,162

Rate of error: 1.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About San Diego, California

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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

Clinical Counselor Job Listings for San Diego, California

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - LPCC
Jun 13
San Diego, CA, USA
Seattle Christian Counseling
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) * Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) * Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) * Licensed Psychologist (PhD) * Licensed Clinical ...
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT
Jun 13
San Diego, CA, USA
Seattle Christian Counseling
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) * Licensed Psychologist (PhD) * Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PsyD) * Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) Join our association of licensed mental ...
Trauma Therapist, Clinical Treatment
May 13
San Diego, CA, USA
Veterans Village of San Diego
Perform all other duties, as assigned Qualifications • Licensed LMFT, LCSW, LPCC or Clinical Psychologist with a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience. • Understanding of trauma, PTSD ...
Mental Health Counselor - PM Shifts
May 15
San Diego, CA, USA
Community Research Foundation
Need clinical supervision? We can help you get your hours! Best of all, you will be involved in ... Based Counseling Programs Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Outpatient Psychosocial ...
Child Youth Counselor CYB MFLC
Jun 17
San Diego, CA, USA
Awesome CEO, great benefits providing stability and longevity with a growing organization!!
Direct non-clinical services to children and adolescents ages 2-18 are also provided by the CYB Counselor. * Reaches out to families with children to conduct non-medical needs assessments and ...
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