College Counselor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$48,000
$37,000
Min 10%
$48,000
Median 50%
$63,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
St. Louis Community College
Highest Paying City
Oakland, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
2.1 years
How much does a college counselor make?
The national average salary for a College Counselor in the United States is $48,635 per year or $23.38 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $37,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $63,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for College Counselors are Education companies and Hospitality companies. The top 5 states when it comes to College Counselor salaries are California, Nevada, Connecticut, Alaska, and New Jersey. The typical tenure for a College Counselor is 2.1 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Counselor
$39,400

Average College Counselor Salary By Location

As a College Counselor in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $48,635 per year or $23.38 per hour. Working in Oakland, CA as a College Counselor will pay you the highest wages at around $62,709 per year. Even as an entry-level College Counselor, you will make $44,000 per year in Oakland, CA. California, Nevada, Connecticut, Alaska, and New Jersey are the highest paying states. Indiana, Tennessee, Kansas, Colorado, and Kentucky are the lowest earners.

Map of College Counselor Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average College Counselor Salary By Company

College Counselors can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Most College Counselor jobs are in Education companies and Education companies. St. Louis Community College and Grand Canyon University are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Leadership Public Schools and Good Shepherd Services report highly competitive salaries for College Counselors.

College Counselor Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

College Counselor Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a College Counselor can range from $36,501 to $63,569 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 College Counselor Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Puc National
School and College Counselor (Cals HS)
03/18/2020
$52,000
Grand Canyon Education
Field Experience Counselor-Online Division-College of Nursing and Health Care Professions
02/28/2020
$38,000
St. Louis Community College
College for Kids Counselor
02/26/2020
$20,870
College Counselor
01/29/2020
$50,000
College Counselor
01/11/2020
$43,076
Idea Public Schools
College Counselor
11/30/2019
$56,758
UNC Department of Public Safety
College Counselor
11/25/2019
$24,000
State Center Community College District-Fresno
College Counselor
08/10/2019
$57,320
Puc National
College Counselor
07/29/2019
$52,000
Blue Stars Admissions Consulting
College Counselor
06/25/2019
$52,175
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