Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for senior 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 6,752 senior counselors currently employed in the United States.
  • 50.1% of all senior counselors are women, while 49.9% are men.
  • The average age of an employed senior counselor is 42 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of senior counselors is White (61.0%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14.3%), Black or African American (13.5%) and Unknown (5.6%).
  • In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
  • 8% of all senior counselors are LGBT.
  • Senior counselors are 43% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Senior Counselor Statistics By Gender

50.1% of senior counselors are women and 49.9% of senior counselors are men.

  • Female, 50.1%
  • Male, 49.9%

Senior Counselors By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female50.1%
Male49.9%

Gender Pay Gap For Senior Counselor

Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$135,378
female-income
Female Income
$129,759

Senior Counselor Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the senior counselor position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Senior Counselor Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201053.75%46.25%
201153.72%46.28%
201256.24%43.76%
201357.32%42.68%
201455.77%44.23%
201558.29%41.71%
201657.23%42.77%
201758.56%41.44%
201853.46%46.54%
201950.18%49.82%
202043.56%56.44%
202149.90%50.10%

Senior Counselor Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, camp boss and valet have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Infant Childcare Provider3%97%
Daycare Owner4%96%
Professional Nanny5%95%
Senior Counselor50%50%
Intramural Director82%18%
Valet85%15%
Camp Boss88%12%

Senior Counselor Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among senior counselors is White, which makes up 61.0% of all senior counselors. Comparatively, there are 14.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 13.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 61.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.3%
  • Black or African American, 13.5%
  • Unknown, 5.6%
  • Asian, 5.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Senior Counselor Race

Senior Counselor RacePercentages
White61.0%
Hispanic or Latino14.3%
Black or African American13.5%
Unknown5.6%
Asian5.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.6%

Senior 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 senior counselors.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Senior Counselor Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201069.67%12.38%3.41%11.64%
201170.49%12.68%3.24%11.04%
201268.03%13.24%3.26%12.14%
201367.08%12.96%3.76%12.95%
201467.55%12.90%3.64%12.46%
201566.32%12.65%4.49%12.96%
201666.55%12.20%4.06%13.68%
201766.98%11.78%4.62%12.97%
201863.94%14.18%4.18%13.60%
201963.96%14.23%4.41%13.48%
202058.52%14.86%5.85%14.03%
202160.99%13.52%4.96%14.26%

Senior Counselor Wage Gap By Race

Hispanic or latino senior counselors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american senior counselors have the lowest average salary at $128,511.
$144,000
$141,000
$138,000
$135,000
$132,000
$129,000
$126,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$132,623
White$136,568
Black or African American$128,511
Asian$137,808
Hispanic or Latino$141,760

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Average Age of a Senior Counselor

We determined the average age of senior counselors based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Senior Counselor Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown4442
White3445
Black or African American4649
Asian46
Hispanic or Latino3132

Senior Counselor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of senior counselor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of senior counselors is 40+ years old, which represents 55% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Senior Counselor Age

Senior Counselor YearsPercentages
40+ years55%
30-40 years20%
20-30 years20%

Types of Senior Counselor Degree Levels

The most common degree for senior counselors is bachelor's degree 56% of senior counselors earn that degree. A close second is doctoral degree with 18% and rounding it off is master's degree with 13%.

  • Bachelors, 56%
  • Doctorate, 18%
  • Masters, 13%
  • Associate, 7%
  • Other Degrees, 6%

Senior Counselors By Education

Senior Counselor DegreePercentages
Bachelors56%
Doctorate18%
Masters13%
Associate7%
Other Degrees6%

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Senior Counselor Wage Gap By Education

Senior counselors with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $158,637 annually. With a Bachelors degree, senior counselors earn a median annual income of $149,400 compared to $138,196 for senior counselors with an Associate degree.
$161,000
$153,000
$145,000
$137,000
$129,000
$121,000
$113,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$120,523
Master's Degree$158,637
Bachelor's Degree$149,400
Some College/ Associate Degree$138,196

Senior Counselor Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where senior counselors work. We found most senior counselors work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most senior counselors is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire senior counselors.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Senior Counselor Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees6%
50 - 100 employees16%
100 - 500 employees25%
500 - 1,000 employees5%
1,000 - 10,000 employees18%
> 10,000 employees30%

The Types Of Companies Senior Counselor Work In

Employees with the senior counselor job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most senior counselors prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Senior Counselor Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education14%
Public34%
Private43%
Government10%

Top Industries Hiring Senior Counselors

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ senior counselors. Those industries include health care, non profits and professional.

Fortune 500

Health Care

Non Profits

Professional

Education

Senior Counselor Turnover And Employment Statistics

Senior 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 senior counselors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Senior Counselor Unemployment Rate By Year

YearSenior Counselor Unemployment Rate
20109.55%
20119.85%
20129.88%
20138.42%
20147.58%
20156.77%
20165.26%
20175.55%
201810.25%
20199.81%
202013.45%
202112.07%

The Average Number of Years That Senior Counselor Stay in a Job

By looking over 10,383 senior counselors resumes, we figured out that the average senior counselor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 30%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Senior Counselor Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year23%
1-2 years30%
3-4 years17%
5-7 years14%
8-10 years6%
11+ years9%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Senior 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 senior counselors.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Professional Nanny4.43%113,427
Frame Spinner5.80%70
Care Provider6.73%169,562
Senior Counselor8.12%-
House Parent12.72%25,144
Water Aerobics Instructor13.13%29,227

Senior Counselor LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Professional Nanny4.43%113,427
Frame Spinner5.80%70
Care Provider6.73%169,562
House Parent12.72%25,144
Water Aerobics Instructor13.13%29,227

Foreign Languages Spoken By Senior Counselors

The most common foreign language among senior counselors is Spanish at 55.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 11.0% and German is the third-most popular at 4.6%.

  • Spanish, 55.2%
  • French, 11.0%
  • German, 4.6%
  • Chinese, 3.9%
  • Mandarin, 3.7%
  • Other, 21.6%

Senior Counselor Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish55.2%
French11.0%
German4.6%
Chinese3.9%
Mandarin3.7%
Other21.6%

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Senior Counselor Heatmaps

Where Do Senior Counselors Earn The Most?

Senior counselors earn the most in Alaska, where the average senior counselor salary is $174,260. The map here shows where senior counselors earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Senior Counselors?

By looking through more than 10,383 resumes, we found that the most popular places for senior counselors are New York, NY and Chicago, IL.

Number of Senior Counselors

Number Of Senior Counselor Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California1,163$153,360
2New York792$153,047
3Florida743$116,506
4Pennsylvania662$129,511
5Texas581$88,632
6Illinois470$121,075
7Georgia382$116,061
8New Jersey362$143,655
9Washington338$161,785
10Arizona306$121,565
11Virginia296$129,614
12Massachusetts289$138,577
13Maryland266$135,075
14North Carolina245$132,321
15Ohio235$112,477
16Colorado234$118,157
17Michigan232$126,442
18Minnesota226$128,061
19Connecticut222$132,465
20Tennessee191$119,739
21Indiana176$114,940
22South Carolina172$124,816
23Oregon153$154,528
24Wisconsin146$139,497
25Louisiana139$83,459
26Missouri127$119,500
27Iowa125$102,355
28Alabama102$106,548
29Kentucky93$109,179
30District of Columbia89$148,445
31Nevada78$103,218
32Montana72$114,456
33Oklahoma72$102,599
34Arkansas69$94,552
35New Mexico68$99,944
36Kansas67$97,843
37Utah60$103,079
38Idaho59$133,891
39Delaware58$143,076
40New Hampshire57$147,237
41Nebraska50$125,560
42Maine47$144,036
43Mississippi40$158,028
44North Dakota37$125,400
45Alaska36$174,260
46West Virginia35$166,227
47Hawaii35$60,838
48Wyoming32$132,498
49Rhode Island31$148,913
50Vermont27$156,288
51South Dakota27$117,920

Where Are Senior Counselors In High Demand?

Senior counselors are in high demand in New York, NY. There are currently 98 job openings for senior counselors here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country senior counselors are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Senior Counselor Demographics FAQs

How Many Senior Counselor Are There In The Us?

There are over 6,752 Senior Counselors in the United States.

What Percentage Of Senior Counselors Are Black?

13.5% of Senior Counselors are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Senior Counselors?

Most a are White, with 61.0% of Senior Counselors belonging to this ethnicity. 14.3% of Senior Counselors are Hispanic or Latino, 13.5% of Senior Counselors are Black or African American, 5.6% of Senior Counselors are Unknown, 5.0% of Senior Counselors are Asian, and 0.6% of Senior Counselors are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Senior Counselor Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Senior Counselor jobs are not male - dominated. 50% of Senior Counselors are female, and 49% are male, so there are more female Senior Counselors than male Senior Counselors in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Senior Counselor?

The average Senior Counselor is 42 years old. 55% of Senior Counselors are 40+ years old or older, 20% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 20% are between 20-30 years old

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