A School Counselor earns an average salary of AU$58,534 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$43,733 - AU$78,877
AU$44K
AU$58K
AU$79K
MEDIAN: AU$57,874
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50%
90%
AU$21.69 - AU$40.55
AU$22
AU$27
AU$41
MEDIAN: AU$26.53
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$82K
Salary AU$43,733 - AU$78,877
Bonus AU$2,750
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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AU$44,771 - AU$82,266
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 64
Hourly Data AU$0AU$40
Hourly Rate AU$21.69 - AU$40.55
Overtime AU$30.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$82K
Bonus AU$2,750
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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AU$44,771 - AU$82,266
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

Job Description for School Counselor

School counselors are tasked with helping students achieve academic goals and personal, social, and professional development; they also help improve new students’ adjustments to school. Those who work in high schools may help students with college choices and serve as liaisons between students and college recruiters.

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School Counselor Tasks

  • Communicate with students, identify obstacles to progress, and work together to overcome them.
  • Identify and communicate special needs and mental health challenges.
  • Consult with parents or teachers on appropriate strategies, communication methods, and obstacles.
  • 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.

School Counselor Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$57,513

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Key Stats for School Counselor

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%

Experience Affects School Counselor Salaries

▲12%

▲8%

National Average
AU$58,000

▼3%

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%