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Children's Counselor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$40,000
$33,000
$40,000
$47,000
Children's counselors in the United States make an average salary of $40,057 per year or $19.26 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $33,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $47,000. If you like following the crowd, health care and professional companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out education, health care, and professional companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. New Jersey, California, Hawaii, Alaska, and Oregon provide the highest children's counselor salaries.
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Map of Children's Counselor Salaries

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Average Salary

Average Children's Counselor Salary By Location

While a children's counselor can average a salary of $40,057 per year, or $19.26 per hour, there are many opportunities for children's counselors to make more. For example, in Torrance, CA you might make $44,340 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Waukegan, IL and Pensacola, FL. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Torrance, CA where the average starting salary is $26,000. The highest paying states for children's counselors include New Jersey, California and Hawaii. Meanwhile, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Torrance, CA
Torrance, CA
$44,340
$44k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$40,931
$41k
Waukegan, IL
Waukegan, IL
$40,497
$40k
Pensacola, FL
Pensacola, FL
$40,216
$40k
Waco, TX
Waco, TX
$39,784
$40k
Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA
$39,349
$39k
Holyoke, MA
Holyoke, MA
$32,031
$32k

High Paying Children's Counselor Jobs

Average Children's Counselor Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a children's counselor, working for Lake Hospital System or Baystate Health might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Lake County Florida and Zeiders Enterprises report highly competitive salaries for children's counselors.

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Children's Counselor Salary History

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    Average Children's Counselor Pay By Industry

    Children's counselor salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with education, health care, and professional companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a children's counselor can make a yearly salary of $41,641 while working for education companies. All the while, other children's counselors are making $41,348 at health care companies and $40,707 at professional companies. One industry children's counselors may want to avoid is the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $37,732.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Education
    Education
    $41,641
    $42k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $41,348
    $41k
    Professional
    Professional
    $40,707
    $41k
    Insurance
    Insurance
    $40,512
    $41k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $37,732
    $38k

    Children's Counselor Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a children's counselor can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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.

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    $38,000
    $38,000
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    $38,000
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    East Coast Assistance Dogs, Inc.
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    Dobbs Ferry, NY
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    $39,310
    $39,310
    04/17/2015
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    Dobbs Ferry, NY
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    04/11/2015
    04/11/2015
    $39,310
    $39,310
    04/11/2015
    New York Asian Women's Center
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    Children's Counselor
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    New York, NY
    New York, NY
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    $34,000
    $34,000
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