Mental health counselor earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Mental health counselor salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $63,900
Wyoming $55,900
Utah $55,150
North Dakota $52,790
Arkansas $51,690
Maine $50,720
Oregon $50,340
New Jersey $50,210
Connecticut $48,410
Oklahoma $48,230
Idaho $48,010
Arizona $46,800
Minnesota $46,580
North Carolina $46,530
Michigan $46,390
Colorado $46,370
Nevada $46,190
Nebraska $45,620
Virginia $45,260
New Hampshire $44,760
Washington $44,400
Ohio $44,130
Wisconsin $43,980
District of Columbia $43,090
Florida $42,930
South Dakota $42,440
Mississippi $42,270
Georgia $41,610
Texas $41,560
Pennsylvania $41,160
Kansas $40,970
Alabama $40,890
California $40,710
Hawaii $40,590
Indiana $40,420
Maryland $40,230
Delaware $40,040
Massachusetts $39,880
Kentucky $39,790
Iowa $39,350
Missouri $39,200
Illinois $38,500
South Carolina $38,410
New York $38,030
Vermont $37,660
New Mexico $37,400
Montana $37,080
Louisiana $35,380
West Virginia $32,390
Tennessee $31,360
Puerto Rico $24,090

How do mental health counselor salaries compare to similar careers?

Mental health counselors earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than career counselors but more than counselors.

Career Median Salary
Career counselor salary $42K
Ski patroller salary $29K
Medical billing & coding technician salary $40K
Community health worker salary $40K
Medical appliance technician salary $39K
Mental health counselor salary $36K
Endoscopy technician salary $38K
Ophthalmic medical technician salary $37K
Rehabilitation counselor salary $36K
Counselor salary $33K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)