Academic Counselor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$45,000
$34,000
Min 10%
$45,000
Median 50%
$59,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Santa Clara, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does an academic counselor make?
The national average salary for an Academic Counselor in the United States is $45,085 per year or $21.68 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 25,000. The top 10 percent earn over $59,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $34,000 annually. California, Rhode Island, Alaska, Connecticut, and Nevada are some of the states with the best Academic Counselor salaries in the US. The typical employment for an Academic Counselor is 2.6 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Counselor
$39,400

Average Academic Counselor Salary By Location

The national average salary for an Academic Counselor in the United States is $45,085 per year or $21.68 per hour. The city with the highest Academic Counselor salary is Santa Clara, CA at $58,407 per year. The average entry-level salary in Santa Clara, CA is $40,000. California, Rhode Island, Alaska, Connecticut, and Nevada are the states with the highest payscale for Academic Counselors. Georgia, Alabama, Kansas, Colorado, and Kentucky have the lowest reported salaries for Academic Counselors.

Map of Academic Counselor Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Academic Counselors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Academic Counselor Salary By Company

There is good job security in Academic Counselor positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. California College of the Arts and San Jose Unified School District are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Kalamazoo Valley Community College or University of California San Diego, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Academic Counselors.

Academic Counselor Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Academic Counselor Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Academic Counselor can range from $33,837 to $58,929 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Academic Counselor Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
University of California
Athletic Academic Counselor
04/05/2020
$45,300
UNC Department of Public Safety
Assistant Academic Counselor
03/20/2020
$31,305
California Lutheran University
CAL Lutheran Employment Opportunities | Academic Counselor
03/08/2020
$54,080
UNC Department of Public Safety
Assistant Academic Counselor
03/04/2020
$31,305
University of Pennsylvania
Academic Counselor, Penncap
02/17/2020
$36,401
Concordia College
Academic Year French Weekend or Short-Term Counselor (Bemidji MN)
02/15/2020
$93,915
University of Oregon
Academic Counselor
01/29/2020
$47,000
Greenfield Community College
Academic Counselor
01/22/2020
$61,138
North Shore Community College
Academic Counselor
01/11/2020
$56,055
Idea Public Schools
Academic Counselor
12/31/2019
$54,233
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