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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 $12.08 $14.20 $18.42
Yearly $25,117 $29,543 $38,320
    Champaign Area Hourly $9.59 $14.58 $18.00
Yearly $19,949 $30,326 $37,431
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $10.66 $12.58 $14.23
Yearly $22,169 $26,170 $29,602
    Cook County Hourly $12.73 $14.63 $19.01
Yearly $26,485 $30,438 $39,534
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $9.13 $9.49 $12.14
Yearly $19,000 $19,742 $25,254
    Du Page County Hourly $13.23 $14.50 $18.55
Yearly $27,526 $30,165 $38,587
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $11.95 $14.50 $18.08
Yearly $24,850 $30,154 $37,612
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $8.75 $9.24 $12.13
Yearly $18,198 $19,219 $25,225
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $10.76 $12.49 $16.35
Yearly $22,385 $25,969 $34,001
    Lake County Hourly $12.88 $14.14 $17.61
Yearly $26,781 $29,418 $36,638
    McHenry County Hourly $20.13 $21.78 $23.42
Yearly $41,880 $45,306 $48,720
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $11.31 $13.86 $17.97
Yearly $23,531 $28,827 $37,381
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $14.95 $17.71 $25.62
Yearly $31,086 $36,846 $53,281
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $10.58 $12.87 $17.83
Yearly $22,012 $26,779 $37,078
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $20.12 $23.19 $31.11
Yearly $41,844 $48,243 $64,699
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $12.60 $15.04 $20.05
Yearly $26,208 $31,287 $41,702
    Rockford Area Hourly $8.63 $9.00 $21.04
Yearly $17,942 $18,723 $43,753
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $12.10 $14.21 $16.47
Yearly $25,160 $29,556 $34,257
    Springfield Area Hourly $16.15 $18.83 $22.14
Yearly $33,599 $39,160 $46,045
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $10.21 $11.26 $12.57
Yearly $21,229 $23,417 $26,138
    Will County Hourly $11.43 $13.63 $16.01
Yearly $23,779 $28,351 $33,302
United States Hourly $11.69 $14.16 $17.78
Yearly $24,310 $29,450 $36,980

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