High School Counselor Salary (United States)

The average pay for a High School Counselor is $54,030 per year.
High School Counselor Total Pay (?
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$37,537 - $79,602
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MEDIAN: $54,030
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$37,537 - $79,602  
   
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$0.00 - $1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$37,550 - $79,268  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects High School Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%
Late-Career
up arrow 24%
National Average
$54,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%
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
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 5%
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