School Counselor

School Counselor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$44,000
$32,000
Min 10%
$44,000
Median 50%
$60,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Archdiocese Of San Francisco
Highest Paying City
Salinas, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a school counselor make?
The national average salary for a School Counselor in the United States is $44,499 per year or $21.39 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $60,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $32,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for School Counselors are Health Care companies and Professional companies. The best states for high paying School Counselor jobs are California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The typical employment for a School Counselor is 2.9 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Counselor
$38,864

Average School Counselor Salary By Location

The national average salary for a School Counselor in the USA is $44,499 annually or $21.39 hourly. The top city when it comes to School Counselor salaries is Salinas, CA at $60,061 per year. The average entry-level salary in Salinas, CA is $44,000. California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, and Connecticut are the states with the highest payscale for School Counselors. On the other hand, Oklahoma, Montana, Minnesota, Vermont, and West Virginia report the lowest wages for School Counselors.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Salinas, CA
$60,061
2
Jersey City, NJ
$47,885
3
Newington, CT
$45,986
4
Annandale, VA
$44,050
5
Washington, DC
$43,771

Average School Counselor Salary By Company

School Counselor jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Health Care companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Archdiocese Of San Francisco and Swedish Medical Center are the best paying companies for School Counselors. Companies like Denver Public Library and Connections Academy also report very competitive wages for School Counselors.

Average School Counselor Pay By Industry

School Counselor salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Non Profits companies, Manufacturing companies, and Hospitality companies pay their School Counselors well. Salaries for School Counselors in Non Profits companies average $44,970 annually, while Manufacturing companies and Hospitality companies pay $44,921 and $44,531, respectively. At $42,930, the average salary for School Counselors in the Professional industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Non Profits
$44,970
2
Manufacturing
$44,921
3
Hospitality
$44,531
4
Utilities
$44,339
5
Education
$44,217

Recently Added School Counselor Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
East Montana Middle School
School Counselor
01/25/2020
$58,719
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified
School Counselor
01/23/2020
$41,740
Collier County
School Counselor
01/18/2020
$24,293
Tempe Union High School District
School Counselor
01/11/2020
$52,175
Desert Sands Unified School District
School Counselor
01/06/2020
$56,842
Madison Metropolitan School District
School Counselor
12/31/2019
$42,994
Paterson School District
School Counselor
12/22/2019
$73,045
Fallbrook Union High School District
School Counselor
12/06/2019
$60,001
Institute for Transformation and Change
School Counselor
11/30/2019
$52,175
Marinwood Community Services District
School Counselor
11/30/2019
$33,392
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