Salary for Mental Health Counselors

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Mental health counselors work with individuals to encourage healthy emotional handling of stressful situations, marital problems, chenges in life, family related issues, substance abuse, aging and self-esteem. They conduct assessments of clients' mental health and risk of suicide, and work to prevent mental illness. Their work may be conducted in group or on-on-one sessions, and oftentimes detailed records of meetings are required by local, state and federal laws. A minimum of a Master's degree is often required for this field, and additional certification or straining may be necessary.

A Mental Health Counselor will normally receive an average salary on a scale from $30,590 and $78,700 based on tenure and industry expertise. will normally get average salaries of fifty-one thousand five hundred and fifty dollars on a yearly basis.

are compensated the highest in Nevada, which has wages of approximately $68,560. Professionals that work in these jobs obtain the highest pay in Finance and Insurance, where they can earn wages of $65,200.

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Mental Health Counselors tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
$65,200
Educational Services
$58,120
Public Administration
$57,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$53,400
Health Care and Social Assistance
$50,350
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,840

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$48,710
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$48,800
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,840
Health Care and Social Assistance
$50,350
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$53,400
Public Administration
$57,720