An Educational, Vocational, or School Counselor earns an average salary of $44,139 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$27,705 - $57,928
$28K
$44K
$58K
MEDIAN: $44,138
10%
50%
90%

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$15.72 - $18.31
$17
MEDIAN: $17.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,705 - $57,928  
   
Bonus
$7,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,590 - $60,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$17.00  
   
Overtime
$18.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$7,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,590 - $60,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Educational, Vocational, or School Counselor

School counselors work at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels of both private and public schools, as well as the collegiate level, and they are generally responsible for ensuring that students are well-supported in their emotional and educational development; they also counsel students who may be experiencing difficulty in their personal or educational lives. In some instances, these counselors also work in group settings to help improve behavioral issues and develop academic plans which help lay down blueprints for the future.

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Educational, Vocational, or School Counselor Tasks

  • Advise students on college majors, admission requirements, financial aid and technical school options.
  • Maintain student records as required by law, district and administrative regulations.
  • Help students to understand and deal with social, behavioral and personal problems.
  • Evaluate student abilities, interest and talents to develop academic and career goals.
  • Conduct interviews and administer aptitude and interest tests.

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Key Stats for Educational, Vocational, or School Counselor

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Educational, Vocational, or School Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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