Residential Counselor Salary in the United States

How much does a Residential Counselor make in the United States? The average Residential Counselor salary in the United States is $28,904 as of August 27, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $24,154 and $32,165. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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What is a Residential Counselor?

A mental health counselor (MHC), or counselor, is a person who works with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. They may help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging. This title excludes "Social Workers", "Psychiatrists", and "Psychologists"....

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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 Residential Counselor in the United States. The base salary for Residential Counselor ranges from $24,154 to $32,165 with the average base salary of $28,904. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $24,249 to $32,212 with the average total cash compensation of $28,932.

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Job Openings for Residential Counselor
This Residential Mental Health Counselor position will be supporting our clients at Baker Street House. Baker Street House is a 16 bed licensed, transitional residential facility, serving individuals ...
ZipRecruiter - 3 days ago
Volunteers of America Chesapaeake and Carolinas - Gwynn Oak , MD
The Residential Counselor is also responsible for providing crisis services, including intensive support and assistance, and may be required to provide follow-along services to suspended or ...
ZipRecruiter - 5 days ago
Direct Support Professional (DSP)/Residential Counselor/Caregiver Job Description KMS is currently seeking Direct Support Professionals (DSP)/Residential Counselors to work in residential homes or ...
ZipRecruiter - 5 days ago
Highfields Inc. - Jackson , MI
The Residential Counselor supports the daily care and treatment of adolescent males (ages 11-17) through assessment, goal setting, lesson planning, and planned and unplanned interventions.
ZipRecruiter - 10 days ago
PATHWAYS INC - Greenwich , CT
Residential Counselor - Part Time Reports to: Program Manager General Description: Provide coverage as needed in residential programs (Milbank Group Home and Davis Supervised Apartment) for adults ...
ZipRecruiter - 5 days ago
Ascentria Care Alliance - Brockton , MA
Hiring Now for Residential Counselors COME JOIN OUR TEAM! Feel Good about making a difference in the life of another. Our Residential Counselors provide a safe, nurturing, home environment for teen ...
ZipRecruiter - 3 days ago