$50,615
Avg. Salary
$20.35
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a High School Counselor is $20.35 per hour.

The average pay for a High School Counselor is $50,615 per year.

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$11.33
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$53.33
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$36k
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MEDIAN $50,615
$35,766 - $69,901
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$0$70K
Salary $35,766 - $69,901
Bonus $202
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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$35,374 - $70,519
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 191
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $11.33 - $53.33
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $202
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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$35,374 - $70,519
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

Job Description for High School Counselor

High school counselors serve an important role in the education system by helping students improve academically as well as emotionally throughout what can be a turbulent phase of their lives. Good high school counselors should be visible members of their schools' faculty systems and well-known to the students they serve, as they assess the emotional climate of the school's various sociological groupings and help to identify and assist students with the help of teachers and administration.

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Common Career Paths for High School Counselor


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High School Counselors often transition into a School Counselor position. School Counselors report a slightly lower median income of $44K.

High School Counselor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for High School Counselor

Pay by Experience for a High School Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level High School Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 75 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A High School Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced High School Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 17 salaries. A High School Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 14 salaries.

High School Counselor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a High School Counselor?

High School Counselor in Monterey:
"Rewarding, make a difference, communication, culture, guidan."
Pros: I love people, especially young people because they have a tendency to be straightforward, opinionated, open-minded, impressionable. I love to work with young people from all cultures and walks of life. Every individual is different and unique and has grown through different personal experiences and walks of life. I like to think that I am able to provide my students with the personal tools that they need to succeed. These needs vary significantly from student to student and it is up to me to accurately assess the best future course of action for each student individually. It can be very gratifying to know that you had a hand in adequately preparing and informing them about college and possible future career paths leading to happy successful lives!
Cons: The times when I am not sure that I was able to make a positive difference in a young persons life, average pay, limited supplies at times due to lack of local school system supplies and teaching aides.

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Key Stats for High School Counselor

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects High School Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 13%