High School Counselor Salary (United States)

The average pay for a High School Counselor is $53,074 per year.
High School Counselor Total Pay (?
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$37,005 - $78,350
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National Salary Data

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$37,005 - $78,350  
   
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$0.00 - $1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$36,517 - $77,869  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Job Description for High School Counselor

  • 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 High School Counselor

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

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Experience Affects High School Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
National Average
$53,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 5%
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