Average School Counselor Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a School Counselor is $51,762

Base Salary
$39k - $73k
$253 - $6k
Total Pay
$38k - $74k
Is Average School Counselor Salary your job title? Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.What's this?
United States (change)
How it works:
Enter city & years of experience
Add pay factors like skills & education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you

What is the Pay by Experience Level for School Counselors?

What Do School Counselors Do?

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.
Find your market worth – how it works:

How do School Counselors Rate Their Jobs?

4 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 149 responses, the job of School Counselor has received a job satisfaction rating of 4 out of 5. On average, School Counselors are highly satisfied with their job.