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