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Guidance Counselor, Secondary School Salary

The average pay for a Guidance Counselor, Secondary School is $47,598 per year.
$32,499 - $70,782
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MEDIAN: $47,597
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$10.12 - $42.25
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,499 - $70,782  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,995  
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$31,516 - $71,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 328
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Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $42.25  
   
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$0.00 - $2,995  
   
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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$31,516 - $71,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Guidance Counselor, Secondary School

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Guidance Counselor, Secondary School

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Guidance Counselor, Secondary School Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Guidance Counselor, Secondary School in Phoenix:
"Money Isn't Everything."
This is a career that does not pay very much in dollars, but there are non-quantifiable personal rewards in helping a young person succeed in life. Having said that, I would recommend that you work to move across the salary pay scale ASAP by taking professional growth credits.

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Experience Affects Guidance Counselor, Secondary School Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 12%