Educational, Vocational, or School Counselor Salary

The average pay for an Educational, Vocational, or School Counselor is $41,986 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$26,931 - $72,715
(Median)
$27K
$42K
$73K
MEDIAN: $41,986
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$9.38 - $39.45
(Median)
$9
$18
$39
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$26,931 - $72,715  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
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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$27,078 - $72,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.38 - $39.45  
   
Overtime
$0.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
   
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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$27,078 - $72,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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

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

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Experience Affects Educational, Vocational, or School Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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