Counselor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$39,000
$27,000
Min 10%
$39,000
Median 50%
$55,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Health First
Highest Paying City
Santa Rosa, CA
Highest Paying State
Oregon
Average Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does a counselor make?
The national average salary for a Counselor in the U.S. is $39,400 annually or $18.94 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $27,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $55,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Counselors are Health Care companies and Non Profits companies. The best states for high paying Counselor jobs are Oregon, Alaska, Washington, Nevada, and California. Most Counselors spend 2.0 years in the position.

Average Counselor Salary By Location

Across America, Counselors make on average $39,400 annually or $18.94 hourly. The top city when it comes to Counselor salaries is Santa Rosa, CA at $48,728 per year. The average starting salary in Santa Rosa, CA for Counselors is $28,000. Oregon, Alaska, Washington, Nevada, and California are the highest paying states. Indiana, West Virginia, Virginia, South Carolina, and Kentucky have the lowest reported salaries for Counselors.

Map of Counselor Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Counselor Salary By Company

There is good job security in Counselor positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Most Counselor jobs are in Health Care companies and Health Care companies. Counselors at Health First and UnitedHealth Group report the highest salaries. Also, companies like Fifth Third Bank and TriZetto Healthcare Products pay their Counselors very well.

Average Counselor Pay By Industry

Wages for Counselors can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Education companies, Manufacturing companies, and Retail companies tend to have the highest salaries for Counselors. Education companies pay Counselors an average salary of $41,821, Manufacturing companies pay $41,319, and Retail companys come in at $40,821. The average salary for Counselors in the Non Profits industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $37,555.
Industry
Average Salary
Education
Education
$41,821
$42k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$41,319
$41k
Retail
Retail
$40,821
$41k
Health Care
Health Care
$40,560
$41k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$39,004
$39k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$37,555
$38k

Counselor Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Counselor Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Counselor, Assessment
04/28/2020
$49,399
Counselor (Effective School Year)
04/28/2020
$38,400
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Psychiatric Counselor
04/28/2020
$54,800
Counselor
04/27/2020
$50,000
Kern Comunity College District
Counselor, Adjunct Pool
04/26/2020
$125,220
04/25/2020
$52,050
Counselor I
04/24/2020
$31,305
North Clackamas Schools
Elem Counselor FTE), Temp
04/24/2020
$43,703
Counselor
04/24/2020
$30,082
George Mason University
Procurement Counselor
04/24/2020
$50,000
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