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High School Counselor Salary

For High School Counselors, annual average wages total $50K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $33K and $74K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most High School Counselors survey respondents are women (75 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,436 - $74,464
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $49,961
10%
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$35,436 - $74,464  
   
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$0.00 - $5,960  
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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$32,990 - $74,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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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.


High School Counselors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $42K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. High School Counselors see a median salary of $59K after reaching one to two decades on the job. High School Counselors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $64K on average.

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Experience Affects High School Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 8%
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