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What Is the Average Mental Health Counselor Salary by State

State Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Tennessee $77,062 $6,421 $1,481 $37.05
Hawaii $75,931 $6,327 $1,460 $36.51
Massachusetts $75,224 $6,268 $1,446 $36.17
New Jersey $75,090 $6,257 $1,444 $36.10
Nevada $74,357 $6,196 $1,429 $35.75
Connecticut $73,295 $6,107 $1,409 $35.24
Minnesota $73,289 $6,107 $1,409 $35.24
Washington $72,651 $6,054 $1,397 $34.93
New York $72,557 $6,046 $1,395 $34.88
Rhode Island $72,022 $6,001 $1,385 $34.63
Alaska $71,659 $5,971 $1,378 $34.45
Oregon $71,620 $5,968 $1,377 $34.43
Wisconsin $70,293 $5,857 $1,351 $33.79
North Dakota $70,060 $5,838 $1,347 $33.68
Ohio $69,423 $5,785 $1,335 $33.38
Maryland $68,974 $5,747 $1,326 $33.16
Iowa $67,751 $5,645 $1,302 $32.57
Virginia $66,917 $5,576 $1,286 $32.17
New Hampshire $66,848 $5,570 $1,285 $32.14
New Mexico $66,819 $5,568 $1,284 $32.12
South Dakota $66,803 $5,566 $1,284 $32.12
Utah $66,658 $5,554 $1,281 $32.05
Idaho $66,461 $5,538 $1,278 $31.95
Vermont $65,796 $5,483 $1,265 $31.63
California $65,663 $5,471 $1,262 $31.57
Colorado $65,102 $5,425 $1,251 $31.30
Kentucky $65,041 $5,420 $1,250 $31.27
Nebraska $64,869 $5,405 $1,247 $31.19
Delaware $64,261 $5,355 $1,235 $30.89
Arizona $63,991 $5,332 $1,230 $30.77
South Carolina $63,910 $5,325 $1,229 $30.73
Wyoming $63,670 $5,305 $1,224 $30.61
Kansas $63,411 $5,284 $1,219 $30.49
Maine $62,573 $5,214 $1,203 $30.08
Mississippi $62,566 $5,213 $1,203 $30.08
Indiana $62,013 $5,167 $1,192 $29.81
Montana $61,882 $5,156 $1,190 $29.75
Arkansas $61,746 $5,145 $1,187 $29.69
Oklahoma $61,643 $5,136 $1,185 $29.64
Michigan $60,892 $5,074 $1,171 $29.28
Illinois $60,789 $5,065 $1,169 $29.23
West Virginia $60,714 $5,059 $1,167 $29.19
Missouri $59,666 $4,972 $1,147 $28.69
Pennsylvania $59,484 $4,957 $1,143 $28.60
Texas $59,301 $4,941 $1,140 $28.51
Louisiana $58,580 $4,881 $1,126 $28.16
Alabama $56,001 $4,666 $1,076 $26.92
Florida $54,222 $4,518 $1,042 $26.07
North Carolina $53,107 $4,425 $1,021 $25.53
Georgia $52,506 $4,375 $1,009 $25.24

Top 50 Highest Paying States for Mental Health Counselor Jobs in the U.S.

We’ve identified five states where the typical salary for a Mental Health Counselor job is above the national average. Topping the list is Tennessee, with Hawaii and Massachusetts close behind in second and third. Massachusetts beats the national average by 2.4%, and Tennessee furthers that trend with another $3,612 (4.9%) above the $73,450.

With only a handful of states paying above the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by moving to a new locationas a Mental Health Counselor is a decision to make with some caution. Factoring in cost of living expenses should be considered as well.

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