Program Counselor Demographics and Statistics In The US
Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for program counselors in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 155,634 program counselors currently employed in the United States.
- 64.1% of all program counselors are women, while 35.9% are men.
- The average age of an employed program counselor is 40 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of program counselors is White (67.0%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (12.2%), Black or African American (11.3%) and Unknown (5.9%).
- In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
- 15% of all program counselors are LGBT.
- Program counselors are 43% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.
Program Counselor Statistics By Gender
64.1% of program counselors are women and 35.9% of program counselors are men.
- Female, 64.1%
- Male, 35.9%
Program Counselors By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Program Counselor
Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Program Counselor Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the program counselor position over time.
Program Counselor Gender By Year
Program Counselor Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, public health worker and rehabilitation engineer have the biggest difference in gender.
|Certified Lactation Counselor||3%||97%|
|Public Health Worker||81%||19%|
Program Counselor Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among program counselors is White, which makes up 67.0% of all program counselors. Comparatively, there are 12.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.3% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
- White, 67.0%
- Hispanic or Latino, 12.2%
- Black or African American, 11.3%
- Unknown, 5.9%
- Asian, 3.2%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%
Program Counselor Race
|Program Counselor Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||12.2%|
|Black or African American||11.3%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.4%|
Program Counselor Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among program counselors.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Program Counselor Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Program Counselor Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$42,630|
|Hispanic or Latino||$44,281|
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Average Age of a Program Counselor
We determined the average age of program counselors based on ethnicity and gender.
Program Counselor Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||50.5||38.5|
|Hispanic or Latino||33.5||35|
Program Counselor Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of program counselor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of program counselors is 40+ years old, which represents 48% of the population.
Program Counselor Age
|Program Counselor Years||Percentages|
Types of Program Counselor Degree Levels
- Bachelors, 60%
- Masters, 15%
- Associate, 12%
- High School Diploma, 6%
- Other Degrees, 7%
Program Counselors By Education
|Program Counselor Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||6%|
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Program Counselor Wage Gap By Education
Program Counselor Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where program counselors work. We found most program counselors work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most program counselors is the education industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire program counselors.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Program Counselor Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||9%|
|50 - 100 employees||24%|
|100 - 500 employees||29%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||11%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||19%|
|> 10,000 employees||7%|
The Types Of Companies Program Counselor Work In
Employees with the program counselor job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most program counselors prefer to work at private companies over education companies.
Program Counselor Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Program Counselors
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ program counselors. Those industries include education, health care and non profits.
Program Counselor Industry Statistics
Program Counselor Turnover And Employment Statistics
Program Counselor Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of program counselors changed.
- Unemployment rate
Program Counselor Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Program Counselor Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Program Counselor Stay in a Job
By looking over 5,787 program counselors resumes, we figured out that the average program counselor enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 34%.
Less than one year
Program Counselor Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||34%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Program Counselors with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to program counselors.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Correctional Counselor/Case Manager||15.06%||49,605|
Program Counselor LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
|Correctional Counselor/Case Manager||15.06%||49,605|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Program Counselors
The most common foreign language among program counselors is Spanish at 60.8%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 11.3% and Italian is the third-most popular at 3.4%.
- Spanish, 60.8%
- French, 11.3%
- Italian, 3.4%
- Chinese, 3.0%
- German, 2.3%
- Other, 19.2%
Program Counselor Languages Spoken
Program Counselor Jobs
Recently Added Program Counselor Jobs
Program Counselor Heatmaps
Where Do Program Counselors Earn The Most?
Program counselors earn the most in New York, where the average program counselor salary is $52,954. The map here shows where program counselors earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.
Which State Has The Most Program Counselors?
By looking through more than 5,787 resumes, we found that the most popular places for program counselors are New York, NY and Woodbridge, CT.
Number Of Program Counselor Jobs By State
|Rank||State||Number of Jobs||Average Salary|
|45||District of Columbia||187||$50,904|