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School Counselor Salary

A School Counselor earns an average salary of $45,739 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
$33,358 - $68,391
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MEDIAN: $45,738
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$10.15 - $35.94
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,358 - $68,391  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,877  
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$32,178 - $68,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,102
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $35.94  
   
Overtime
$10.07 - $42.57  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,877  
   
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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$32,178 - $68,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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Job Description for School Counselor

The School Counselor provides an important and sometimes overlooked role in guiding students. School Counselors must be able to counsel students in all areas, regardless of the type of problem they are having. They are also responsible for aiding students in high school by giving advice about what they should pursue in college and where they should attend. Oftentimes they are a primary decision maker in what recreational activities take place at a school, as well.

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School Counselor Tasks

  • Intervene in dangerous, challenging, or stressful situations to provide a peaceful, safe environment.
  • Listen to students and enable them to connect with support services, teachers, parents, and others.
  • Consult with parents or teachers on appropriate strategies, communication methods, and obstacles.
  • Communicate with students, identify obstacles to progress, and work together to overcome them.
  • Identify and communicate special needs and mental health challenges.

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Pay by Experience Level for School Counselor

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

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects School Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect School Counselor Salaries


Childhood Education
up arrow 6%

National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 14%