Highest Paying Industries for Mental Health Counselors

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services33.9170540
Junior colleges, Local government owned28.0458320
Educational Support Services, Privately owned27.5557300
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)27.4357060
Religious Organizations27.2156600
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)26.7255580
Insurance Carriers26.5355190
Educational Services, Local government owned26.1654410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned26.1454370
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned26.1354350
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)25.0852170
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned25.0852170
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals24.9351850
Local government, including schools and hospitals24.951790
Offices of Physicians24.951780
Hospitals, State government owned24.6151180
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services24.5751100
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists24.5651080
Federal, State, and Local Government24.4450840
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.4450840
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.3750690
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned24.3150560
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services24.2650460
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services24.2650460
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)24.2150350
Offices of Other Health Practitioners24.250330
Home Health Care Services23.8449590
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)23.6749230
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners23.649090
Employment Services23.5749020
State government, including schools and hospitals23.4548770
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned23.4348740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)23.4248700
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services23.4148680
Administrative and Support Services23.4148680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned23.2948440
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)23.2848430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned23.2648370
Facilities Support Services23.248250
Hospitals, Local government owned22.9747780
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)22.947630
Educational Services, State government owned22.8247460
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals22.847420
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned22.5546900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)22.5146810
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)22.3946570
Ambulatory Health Care Services22.2946360
Hospitals, Privately owned21.9545660
Educational Services, Privately owned21.6845100
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned21.5644840
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)21.4944690
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations21.4844670
Social Advocacy Organizations21.4644640
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)21.4244560
All industries21.1543990
Outpatient Care Centers21.1243920
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers21.0243710
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)20.6943030
All industries, private ownership only20.6442930
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned20.5242680
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned20.4742590
Individual and Family Services20.141820
Social Assistance2041610
Management of Companies and Enterprises19.9141420
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities19.5240600
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services19.2540030
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly19.1839890
Scientific Research and Development Services19.139720
Vocational Rehabilitation Services18.839110
Child Day Care Services18.5338540
Grantmaking and Giving Services18.2938040
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences18.1237690
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities17.9837390
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities17.8137030
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities17.7136830
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)17.5936600
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities17.3636110
Other Residential Care Facilities16.9335200
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned16.1733630

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