Career Counselor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$42,000
$32,000
Min 10%
$42,000
Median 50%
$56,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Eastern Kentucky University
Highest Paying City
Los Angeles, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a career counselor make?
Career Counselors in the US make on average $42,827 annually or $20.59 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $32,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $57,000. Education companies and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The top 5 states when it comes to Career Counselor salaries are California, Alaska, Nevada, Utah, and North Dakota. Most Career Counselors spend 3.5 years in the position.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Counselor
$39,400

Average Career Counselor Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Career Counselor in the USA is $42,827 annually or $20.59 hourly. Career Counselors make the most in Los Angeles, CA at about $63,791 per year. Not only that, Los Angeles, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $46,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Career Counselor salaries are California, Alaska, Nevada, Utah, and North Dakota. Indiana, North Carolina, and West Virginia have the lowest Career Counselor salaries.

Map of Career Counselor Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Career Counselor Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Career Counselor makes. Education companies and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Eastern Kentucky University and Dallas Independent School District are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Texas State Technical College or Marquette University, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Career Counselors.

Average Career Counselor Pay By Industry

Career Counselor salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Government companies, Transportation companies, and Education companies pay higher-than-average wages for Career Counselors. Salaries for Career Counselors in Government companies average $43,558 annually, while Transportation companies and Education companies pay $43,100 and $41,101, respectively. The average salary for Career Counselors in the Non Profits industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $37,339.
Industry
Average Salary
Government
Government
$43,558
$44k
Transportation
Transportation
$43,100
$43k
Education
Education
$41,101
$41k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$37,339
$37k

Career Counselor Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Career Counselor Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Career Counselor can range from $32,142 to $55,978 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 Career Counselor Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Career Counselor, Seas
Career Counselor, Seas
03/12/2020
03/12/2020
$47,500
$47,500
Colorado State University
Colorado State University
Career Counselor
Career Counselor
03/06/2020
03/06/2020
$48,000
$48,000
Colorado State University
Colorado State University
Career Counselor
Career Counselor
03/04/2020
03/04/2020
$48,000
$48,000
Career Counselor
Career Counselor
01/29/2020
01/29/2020
$47,500
$47,500
University of Michigan
University of Michigan
Career Counselor
Career Counselor
01/25/2020
01/25/2020
$46,300
$46,300
Westfield State University
Westfield State University
Career Counselor
Career Counselor
01/23/2020
01/23/2020
$39,000
$39,000
Miracosta Community College
Miracosta Community College
Career Counselor
Career Counselor
01/17/2020
01/17/2020
$82,090
$82,090
Framingham State College
Framingham State College
Career Counselor
Career Counselor
12/26/2019
12/26/2019
$54,262
$54,262
Career Counselor
Career Counselor
12/12/2019
12/12/2019
$33,914
$33,914
Career Counselor
Career Counselor
12/12/2019
12/12/2019
$45,001
$45,001