$50,619
Avg. Salary
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A School Counselor with Oral / Verbal Communication skills earns an average salary of $49,500 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$36,512 - $77,145
$37K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,619
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$10.69 - $35.61
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$0$77K
Salary $36,512 - $77,145
Bonus $488 - $4,000
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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$35,447 - $76,917
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 551
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $10.69 - $35.61
Overtime $38.32
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $488 - $4,000
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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$35,447 - $76,917
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 44

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.

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Pay by Experience Level for School Counselor

Pay by Experience for a School Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level School Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 183 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 62 salaries. An experienced 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 79 salaries. A 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 $63,000 based on 31 salaries.

Key Stats for School Counselor

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects School Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 13%