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How Much Does a Student Support Counselor Earn In The United States?

Student Support Counselor Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$38,000
$26,000
$38,000
$55,000
The average student support counselor makes about $38,084 per year. That's $18.31 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $26,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $55,000. Many of student support counselors seem to be drawn to education and non profits companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case student support counselors tend to work at technology, non profits, and finance companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts pay student support counselors the highest salaries.
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Where Student Support Counselors Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where student support counselors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Student Support Counselors Earn In Different Cities?

While a student support counselor can average a salary of $38,084 per year, or $18.31 per hour, there are many opportunities for student support counselors to make more. For example, in New Haven, CT you might make $51,928 per year. Other high-paying locations include Norwood, MA, New Brunswick, NJ and San Rafael, CA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to New Haven, CT where the average starting salary is $31,000. The highest paying states for student support counselors include Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Meanwhile, Arizona, Idaho, and Indiana offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

New Haven, CT

Salary Range40k - 67k$52k$51,928

Norwood, MA

Salary Range36k - 58k$46k$46,401

New Brunswick, NJ

Salary Range35k - 60k$46k$46,218

San Rafael, CA

Salary Range33k - 57k$44k$43,670

Salisbury, MD

Salary Range31k - 52k$41k$40,746

Washington, DC

Salary Range29k - 49k$38k$38,499

Arlington, VA

Salary Range29k - 49k$38k$38,213

Charleston, WV

Salary Range29k - 47k$37k$37,005

Bloomington, MN

Salary Range28k - 47k$37k$36,907

Houston, TX

Salary Range27k - 46k$36k$35,615
$20k
$67k

High Paying Student Support Counselor Jobs

Which Companies Pay Student Support Counselors The Most?

To earn a high income as a student support counselor, working for Crown Equipment or Yale University might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Kelly Services and Riverside Community Care report highly competitive salaries for student support counselors.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Crown Equipment
Salary Range64k - 85k$75k$74,671
Yale University
Salary Range32k - 44k$38k$38,112
Kelly Services
Salary Range33k - 42k$38k$37,566
Riverside Community Care
Salary Range33k - 38k$36k$36,198
Thomas Health System
Salary Range32k - 40k$36k$36,175
Penn State University
Salary Range31k - 41k$36k$36,078
Aspiranet
Salary Range32k - 37k$35k$35,144
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Salary Range30k - 39k$35k$34,731
Bellevue Community Schools
Salary Range33k - 35k$34k$34,421
Chapin Hall Center For Children
Salary Range30k - 36k$34k$33,631
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    How Much Do Student Support Counselors Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a student support counselor can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for student support counselors tend to be found in technology, non profits, and finance companies. In fact, student support counselors can make a yearly salary of $40,101 while working for technology companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range29k - 55k$40k$40,101

    Non Profits

    Salary Range31k - 37k$34k$34,357

    Finance

    Salary Range30k - 36k$34k$33,542

    Education

    Salary Range29k - 37k$33k$33,315

    Professional

    Salary Range30k - 34k$33k$32,557

    Hospitality

    Salary Range27k - 33k$30k$30,354
    $27k
    $55k

    How Experience Affects Student Support Counselor Salaries

    The salary for a student support counselor can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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.

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