Guidance Counselor Salary

A Guidance Counselor earns an average salary of $48,581 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$35,076 - $79,741
$35K
$49K
$80K
MEDIAN: $49,239
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50%
90%

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$11.63 - $52.85
$12
$17
$53
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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$0$79K
Salary $35,076 - $79,741
Bonus $983
Total Pay (?
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$33,813 - $79,853
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 296
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $11.63 - $52.85
Overtime $22.00
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $983
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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$33,813 - $79,853
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Evaluate student abilities, interest and talents to develop academic and career goals.
  • Coordinate special need services.

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Pay by Experience Level for Guidance Counselor

Pay by Experience for a Guidance Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Guidance Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 170 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Guidance Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 92 salaries. An experienced Guidance Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 82 salaries. A Guidance Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 33 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,772

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Key Stats for Guidance Counselor

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Guidance Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 10%
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