Guidance Counselor, Secondary School Salary

A Guidance Counselor, Secondary School earns an average salary of $52,441 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$35,234 - $78,031
$35K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,441
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$35,234 - $78,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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Job Description for Guidance Counselor, Secondary School

A guidance counselor in a secondary school works with preteen and/or teenage students and gives them emotional support. A secondary school may consist of a middle school or a high school. It is important to enjoy working with other people, since the majority of the job is working with others. The guidance counselor may help students deal with emotional and behavioral problems.

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Guidance Counselor, Secondary School 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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Guidance Counselor, Secondary School Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Guidance Counselor, Secondary School?

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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Key Stats for Guidance Counselor, Secondary School

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Guidance Counselor, Secondary School Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲14%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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