The average pay for a Guidance Counselor, Elementary School is $42,632 per year.

$32,747 - $66,661
MEDIAN: $42,632

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$32,747 - $66,661  
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$32,403 - $65,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Guidance Counselor, Elementary School

Guidance counselors in elementary schools help students improve their academic and social skills on an individual and/or group basis, and may gather information about students via records, interviews, and tests. Tests may also be administered to identify areas of improvement, and they must be strongly familiar with all applicable laws, policies, and procedures for this work.


Guidance Counselor, Elementary School Tasks

  • Consult with teachers and parents to identify strengths and problems.
  • Observe and evaluate children during classroom and play activities.
  • Maintain student records as required by law, district and administrative regulations.
  • Help students to understand and deal with social, behavioral and personal problems.
  • Coordinate special need services.

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 8%