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Counselors, Residential

Counselors, Residential - Wages & Trends

Pay varies by the counselor's level of experience and training. Pay also varies by employer. Private agencies tend to pay more than not-for-profit agencies.

Residential counselors who work full time usually receive benefits. Social service agencies may not be able to pay well, but they sometimes make up for it with benefits. Benefits may include tuition assistance and generous vacation plans. They also may include health and dental insurance, sick leave, and paid vacation. Some employers also provide retirement plans.

Residential advisors (SOC 39-9041)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $12.94 $15.30 $19.74
Yearly $26,913 $31,828 $41,067
    Champaign Area Hourly $17.25 $20.10 $23.14
Yearly $35,888 $41,800 $48,128
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $13.32 $14.67 $17.91
Yearly $27,698 $30,514 $37,258
    Cook County Hourly $13.50 $15.56 $19.92
Yearly $28,081 $32,356 $41,424
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $9.63 $10.00 $18.50
Yearly $20,022 $20,805 $38,484
    Du Page County Hourly $13.62 $14.85 $16.88
Yearly $28,329 $30,893 $35,105
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $14.90 $18.54 $23.22
Yearly $30,994 $38,563 $48,296
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $9.44 $10.23 $13.16
Yearly $19,637 $21,280 $27,372
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $11.84 $13.60 $15.41
Yearly $24,620 $28,298 $32,057
    Lake County Hourly $13.32 $14.63 $18.32
Yearly $27,698 $30,439 $38,102
    McHenry County Hourly $21.55 $23.02 $24.48
Yearly $44,819 $47,873 $50,927
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $15.82 $18.31 $23.62
Yearly $32,896 $38,084 $49,140
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $11.95 $17.02 $19.26
Yearly $24,855 $35,399 $40,066
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $21.30 $24.28 $32.46
Yearly $44,312 $50,503 $67,517
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $14.07 $17.95 $23.58
Yearly $29,257 $37,345 $49,037
    Rockford Area Hourly $9.50 $11.32 $24.14
Yearly $19,763 $23,550 $50,211
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $10.84 $12.22 $16.98
Yearly $22,539 $25,424 $35,320
    Springfield Area Hourly $16.53 $18.95 $22.35
Yearly $34,376 $39,414 $46,484
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $9.47 $10.94 $12.23
Yearly $19,687 $22,754 $25,430
    Will County Hourly $11.38 $13.54 $15.67
Yearly $23,662 $28,161 $32,603
United States Hourly $12.51 $14.99 $18.80
Yearly $26,010 $31,190 $39,100

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.