Is your future salary worth the time in school?
After graduation, mental health counseling graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $55,956, while the bottom 20% make closer to $25,232. The median grad salary is $37,575.
Mental Health Counseling graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in mental health counseling is $29,045, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $48,257.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
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