What is the average salary for a Mental Health Counselor?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of a Mental Health Counselor is $43,700. Salaries start from $25,840 and go up to $67,020. Please note that the average salary for a Mental Health Counselor may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Highest

The top 10% of Mental Health Counselors in United States earn:

$67,020
Senior

The top 25% of Mental Health Counselors in United States earn:

$52,310
Experienced

The middle 50% of Mental Health Counselors in United States earn:

$40,580
Junior

The bottom 25% of Mental Health Counselors in United States earn:

$32,170
Starting

The bottom 10% of Mental Health Counselors in United States earn:

$25,840

Historical salary

Mental Health Counselor salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Alaska 57,040 1
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Wyoming 53,570 2
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Oregon 51,670 3
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Arkansas 50,200 4
Mental Health Counselor Salary in New Jersey 49,490 5
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Utah 49,080 6
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Michigan 47,570 7
Mental Health Counselor Salary in California 46,970 8
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Oklahoma 46,910 9
Mental Health Counselor Salary in New Hampshire 46,700 10
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Nevada 46,400 11
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Maine 46,250 12
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Hawaii 45,980 13
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Ohio 45,710 14
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Minnesota 45,360 15
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Wisconsin 45,070 16
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Virginia 44,950 17
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Nebraska 44,910 18
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Illinois 44,840 19
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Washington 44,670 20
Mental Health Counselor Salary in North Carolina 44,560 21
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Vermont 44,350 22
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Texas 44,270 23
Mental Health Counselor Salary in South Carolina 43,910 24
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Colorado 43,800 25
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Idaho 43,770 26
Mental Health Counselor Salary in United States 43,700 27
Mental Health Counselor Salary in District of Columbia 43,630 28
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Arizona 43,290 29
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Indiana 43,140 30
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Pennsylvania 43,110 31
Mental Health Counselor Salary in New York 42,750 32
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Alabama 42,720 33
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Georgia 42,650 34
Mental Health Counselor Salary in North Dakota 42,030 35
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Mississippi 41,580 36
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Massachusetts 41,550 37
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Florida 41,190 38
Mental Health Counselor Salary in South Dakota 40,580 39
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Connecticut 40,520 40
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Missouri 40,350 41
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Maryland 39,720 42
Mental Health Counselor Salary in New Mexico 38,370 43
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Delaware 37,550 44
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Kansas 36,850 45
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Kentucky 36,830 46
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Iowa 36,600 47
Mental Health Counselor Salary in West Virginia 34,280 48
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Louisiana 33,880 49
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Rhode Island 33,800 50
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Tennessee 32,850 51
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Montana 31,360 52
Mental Health Counselor Salary in Puerto Rico 25,240 53

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics