The average pay for an Educational, Vocational, or School Counselor is $42,081 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Educational, Vocational, or School Counselor Total Pay (?
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$28,827 - $63,591
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $42,081
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Educational, Vocational, or School Counselor Total Pay (?
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$11.63 - $50.50
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,827 - $63,591  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$28,923 - $66,830  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $50.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
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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$28,923 - $66,830  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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Job Description for Educational, Vocational, or School Counselor
  • 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.

Experience Affects Educational, Vocational, or School Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$43,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 28 votes.
Gender
Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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