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Clinical Mental Health Counselor Salary

$64,690 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Clinical Mental Health Counselor is $64,690 a year and $31 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Clinical Mental Health Counselor is between $46,791 and $79,564. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Advises and provides guidance services with personal, family, educational, mental health, and career decisions and problems.
  • Collects, organizes, and analyzes information about individuals through records, tests, interviews, and professional sources.
  • Counsels individuals and provides group educational and vocational guidance services.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Clinical Mental Health Counselor Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Counselors, All Other

Job family population: 27,150

Estimated population of Clinical Mental Health Counselor jobs: 2,997

Rate of error: 3.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City...

Clinical Mental Health Counselor Job Listings for United States

Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
May 14
Corban University
The successful candidate will be able to teach clinical mental health counseling coursework ... Ph.D. in Counselor Education OR related doctoral degrees and have been employed as a full-time ...
Mental Health Therapist | MFT / MSW / LPCC
May 21
San Jose, CA, USA
Company is hiring a licensed mental health therapist (LPC, LPCC, LPCC-S, MSW-LSW, LISW, LISW-S) in Berkeley, CA We are seeking a full-time Therapist | MFT / MSW / LPCC - Mental Health practice. This ...
Mental Health Counselor
May 10
Roseburg, OR, USA
The Right Solution Inc
Are you a Licensed Professional Counselor or Clinical Social Worker looking for a new opportunity ... Assists in developing program components related to Mental Health counseling services, prevention ...
Mental Health Counselor
May 4
Champaign, IL, USA
Promise Healthcare NFP
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Psychologist welcome. COMPETENCIES ... mental health needs of patients Provides direct counseling to patients in a timely manner Consumer ...
Community Mental Health Counselor
May 14
Fredericksburg, VA, USA
Accent Group and Family Services
... with clinical supervisor 5. Acts as a co-leader of parenting and peer education/support groups as ... Counseling in accordance with 18VAC115-80 to provide collaborative mental health services for ...
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