Elementary School Counselor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$36,000
$24,000
Min 10%
$36,000
Median 50%
$54,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Atlanta Public Schools
Highest Paying City
Santa Monica, CA
Highest Paying State
Rhode Island
Average Experience Level
2.4 years
How much does an elementary school counselor make?
Elementary School Counselors in America make, on average, $36,649 a year or $17.62 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $54,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $24,000 per year. Education companies and Utilities companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Rhode Island, Alaska, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts have the highest paying Elementary School Counselor jobs. The typical tenure for an Elementary School Counselor is 2.4 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Counselor
$39,400

Average Elementary School Counselor Salary By Location

Across America, Elementary School Counselors make on average $36,649 annually or $17.62 hourly. Working in Santa Monica, CA as an Elementary School Counselor will pay you the highest wages at around $44,692 per year. Even an entry-level Elementary School Counselor makes $28,000 per year in Santa Monica, CA. Some of the states with the best Elementary School Counselor salaries are Rhode Island, Alaska, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, California, and Delaware. Kansas, Washington, Kentucky, Colorado, and Indiana are the lowest earners.

Map of Elementary School Counselor Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Elementary School Counselor Salary By Company

There is good job security in Elementary School Counselor positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Education companies and Utilities companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Elementary School Counselors are Atlanta Public Schools and Blacksburg High School. Companies like Fort Worth Independent School District and San Francisco Unified School District also report very competitive wages for Elementary School Counselors.

Average Elementary School Counselor Pay By Industry

The type of industry that an Elementary School Counselor works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Utilities companies, Manufacturing companies, and Internet companies pay their Elementary School Counselors well. Utilities companies pay their Elementary School Counselors the highest wages, averaging $39,871 per year. Manufacturing companies and Internet companies pay well too, at $37,117 and $36,888, respectively. At $35,261, the average salary for Elementary School Counselors in the Non Profits industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Utilities
Utilities
$39,871
$40k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$37,117
$37k
Internet
Internet
$36,888
$37k
Education
Education
$36,479
$36k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$35,261
$35k

Elementary School Counselor Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Elementary School Counselor Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Elementary School Counselor can range from $27,505 to $47,902 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.