The average pay for a Guidance Counselor, Secondary School is $46,200 per year.
Guidance Counselor, Secondary School Total Pay (?
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$31,069 - $69,276
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MEDIAN: $46,200
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Guidance Counselor, Secondary School Total Pay (?
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$10.01 - $40.64
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,069 - $69,276  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,084  
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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$30,480 - $69,516  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 524
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $40.64  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $34.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,084  
   
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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$30,480 - $69,516  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 524
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Guidance Counselor, Secondary School
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Experience Affects Guidance Counselor, Secondary School Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$46,000
Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 13%
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