Guidance Counselor Salary

A Guidance Counselor earns an average salary of $47,155 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$9.98 - $41.51

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,270 - $71,722  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,309  
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$32,511 - $72,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 382
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Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $41.51  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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$0.00 - $1,309  
   
Total Pay (?
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$32,511 - $72,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Job Description for Guidance Counselor

As a key member of a middle school or high school’s faculty and advisement staff, the guidance counselor plays a key role with assisting students in achieving their educational goals. Guidance counselors assist students in choosing appropriate class scheduling, and they must be familiar with any academic tracks and prerequisites a school system has in place. They should be able to assess individual students using test scores, reports, and one-on-one conversations to best assist the needs of each pupil.

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Guidance Counselor Tasks

  • Consult with teachers and parents to identify strengths and problems.
  • Coordinate special need services.
  • Advise students on college majors, admission requirements, financial aid and technical school options.
  • Conduct interviews and administer aptitude and interest tests.
  • Maintain student records as required by law, district and administrative regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Guidance Counselor

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

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Experience Affects Guidance Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%
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