The pay is very low for someone who is required to have a masters degree. Typically around $30K/yr. This is only about half what it should be.
I got my masters in vocational rehab and I never worked a day as a counselor. I stayed in grad school and got another grad degree that would get me a good paying job. To me, it was insulting to offer high school dropout wages to someone who is so educated. The truth is that they are paid so little because they are not important and are not needed.
The more important a job is and the more in demand you are the more you are paid. It is basic capitalism.