Counsellors help people identify and understand their emotional issues through therapies including cognitive behaviour therapy, interpersonal therapy and other talking therapies. The average salary of a Counsellor is $79,813 per annum.

As a counsellor, you can choose to specialise in certain areas such as rehabilitation, relationships, and coaching.

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Average salary
$79,813 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Min average salary
$71,486 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Max average salary
$88,140 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Job growth

Projection: 23% more Counsellors employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to Nov 2015)

Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as a Counsellor are:

  • NSW: 39.7%
  • VIC: 19.2%
  • QLD: 17.5%

Key skills required
  • Empathy
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Maturity


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