Mental health counselors are most often employed by the Outpatient care centers industry. The average yearly wage for Mental health counselors was $46,460 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Mental health counselors by wage are Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, and Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic.
Mental health counselors are part of the Community & Social Service Occupations, along with Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors, Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors, Marriage and family therapists, Mental health counselors, Rehabilitation counselors, and 11 more.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Mental health counselors are Berea, Brook Park, Lakewood & Rocky River Cities PUMA, OH, Springfield City PUMA, MA, and Iowa City PUMA, IA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Mental health counselors are Springfield City PUMA, MA, Berea, Brook Park, Lakewood & Rocky River Cities PUMA, OH, and Forest Hills & Rego Park PUMA, NY.