Entry-Level School Counselor Salary

An Entry-Level School Counselor earns an average salary of $43,752 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Masters degree and Bilingual.

$33,825 - $56,901
$34K
$44K
$57K
MEDIAN: $43,752
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$10.22 - $33.04
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$18
$33
MEDIAN: $18.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,825 - $56,901  
   
Bonus
$342.55 - $2,576  
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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$31,975 - $57,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 757
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $33.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.17  
Overtime
$27.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$342.55 - $2,576  
   
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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$31,975 - $57,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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Key Stats for School Counselor

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
10%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect School Counselor Salaries

Masters degree
▲15%

Bilingual
▲10%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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