How much does a Counselor make in the United States? The average Counselor salary in the United States is $76,042 as of August 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $68,768 and $86,084. 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. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $68,768 10% $62,145 90% $95,228 75% $86,084 $76,042 50%(Median)
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Luke & Associates, Inc. - Portsmouth , VA
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELOR Site Of Service * The primary site of service will be in the Mental Health Department, NMCP. Position Qualification/Requirements * Degree: Master's Degree * Education
LinkedIn - 16 days ago
Job Description An Overnight Counselor is responsible for assisting and supporting clients through the entire treatment experience, from admission through discharge, and is responsible for: * Staying ...
LinkedIn - 25 days ago
LifeStance Health - North Chesterfield , VA
At LifeStance Health, we strive to help individuals, families, and communities with their behavioral health needs. Everywhere. Every day. It is a lofty goal; we know. But we make it happen with the ...
Appcast Agency - 10 days ago
Magellan Health - Quantico , VA
Candidates must be licensed at the independent level in the state of Virginia as a Social Worker (LCSW), Therapist (LMFT), Mental Health Counselor (LPC), or Psychologist. This position has the ...
Magellan Health - 41 days ago
AMFM Healthcare - Vienna , VA
AMFM Healthcare is looking for Mental Health Counselors for immediate hire. AMFM is a residential mental health provider serving those who are seeking treatment to learn coping skills for severe ...
JobTarget - 23 days ago
Malouf Home - Richmond , VA
... a mental health counselor). Experience in brief therapy and teletherapy preferred, if not, we will train you. Reliable Internet Connection Effective interpersonal skills, ability to follow ...
LinkedIn - 70 days ago

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