Average School Counselor Salary

$51,199
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$38k
MEDIAN
$51k
90%
$74k

The average salary for a School Counselor is $51,199

Base Salary
$38k - $74k
Bonus
$255 - $6k
Total Pay
$37k - $74k
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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.
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Job Satisfaction for School Counselor

4.2 out of 5
(200)
Highly Satisfied
21Reviews
Based on 200 responses, the job of School Counselor has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.2 out of 5. On average, School Counselors are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Female
81.0%
Male
18.3%
Prefer to self-define
0.7%
This data is based on 579 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

82%

Dental

70%

Vision

60%

None

17%