Mental Health Counselor Employment and Salary Outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary estimate for mental health counselors is $40,080.
Employment of mental health counselors is expected to increase by 36% through 2020, which is much better than the average for all occupations.
Through 2020, employment growth of mental health counselors in industries employing the most mental health counselors is expected to be as follows:
Individual and family services
Residential mental health and substance abuse facilities
Outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers
Hospitals; state, local, and private
State and local government, excluding education and hospitals
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes211014.htm