Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

Salaries for licensed professional counselors vary by specialties.
  • School Counselors: School counselors typically earn anywhere from $35,000 to $51,000 a year. Their salaries are affected by experience and what type of school they work at.

  • Marriage Counselors: Marriage counselors' salaries fall anywhere from $32,000 to $49,000 a year. Their salaries are affected by the types of clients they treat and where they work. Experienced marriage counselors can make more than $72,000 a year.

  • Career Counselors: Salaries for career counselors fall anywhere from $31,000 to $51,000 annually. Experienced career counselors who specialize in consulting and management earn between $61,000-75,000 a year.

  • Substance Abuse Counselors: Salaries for licensed substance abuse counselors fall anywhere from $27,000 to $39,000 a year. Their salaries are affected by the type of organization that employs them.

Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Payscale.com, Salary.com

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