How much does a Licensed Mental Health Counselor make in the United States? The average Licensed Mental Health Counselor salary in the United States is $74,221 as of May 28, 2024, but the salary range typically falls between $66,981 and $82,511. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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Gotham Enterprises Ltd - Stockton , CA
As a Mental Health Counselor, you will play a pivotal role in providing counseling services ... as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) , Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 10 days ago
Healing Spot Counseling Center Inc. - Antioch , CA
... to mental health Experience: - Previous experience working in a behavioral health setting ... Counselor (LPCC), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California. - Must ...
LinkedIn - 13 days ago
Vancouver Wellness Studio - Vancouver , WA
LMHC, LMFT, LICSW or Associates are welcome to apply. This is an empathetic, supportive, and non ... for a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) or equivalent * 1-3 years in a clinical setting ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 10 days ago
Windhorse IMH - Portland , OR
... your counseling approach? Do you thrive in a team environment where emphasis is placed on ... mental health clinic , is looking for a Licensed Clinical Team Leader to join our Portland, OR ...
ZipRecruiter - 3 days ago
New Priorities Family Services - Redmond , OR
Licensed or working towards licensure (LPC, LMFT, LCSW) counselors are encouraged to apply and duties might include opportunity to supervise mental health counselors for NPFS with wages or contract ...
LinkedIn - 16 days ago
Hawai'i Island Community Health Center - Pahoa , HI
Licensed Mental Health Counselor FLSA STATUS: Exempt DEPARTMENT: Behavioral Health SUPERVISED BY: Behavioral Health Director I. POSITION FUNCTION SUMMARY Under the general direction of the Behavioral ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 58 days ago

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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the United States. The base salary for Licensed Mental Health Counselor ranges from $66,981 to $82,511 with the average base salary of $74,221. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $67,044 to $82,649 with the average total cash compensation of $74,338.

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Skills associated with Licensed Mental Health Counselor: Counseling

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