Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Counselor make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$48,398 / yrTotal Pay
$44,818 / yrBase Pay
$3,580 / yrAdditional Pay

$48,398

 / yr
$30K$80K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Counselor is $48,398 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $44,818 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $3,580 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

How accurate does $48,398 look to you?

Your input helps Glassdoor refine our pay estimates over time.

Total Pay Trajectory

For Counselor

$48,398 /yr
Counselor
$50,276 /yr
Senior Counselor
See Full Career Path

Download as data table

Related Job Titles

For Counselor

Some related job titles are Career Counselor Salaries with median pay of $57,110, Mental Health Therapist Salaries with median pay of $67,210, School Counselor Salaries with median pay of $58,972, Academic Advisor Salaries with median pay of $52,832.

Top Paying Companies

For a Counselor in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Counselor in United States. Employers include Meta, Adobe and Leidos.

1
Meta
$155,109/yr
2
Adobe
$141,919/yr
3
Leidos
$101,614/yr
4
AT&T
$100,840/yr

What are total pay estimates for a Counselor at different companies?

or
Sort:
Company
Jobs
Total Pay Range
Center For Discovery
3.1
CounselorSee 270 salaries from all locations

$21

 / hr

$45,021

 / yr

$20

 / hr

$28

 / hr

$21

 / hr

$21

 / hr

$21

 / hr

Is this salary info helpful?

Let’s pay it forward! The Glassdoor community relies on people like you to share accurate salary info to promote fair compensation everywhere

Share Salary Anonymously

$23

 / hr

$48,703

 / yr

$23

 / hr

$22

 / hr

$24

 / hr

$19

 / hr

$47,303

 / yr

$50,740

 / yr

$42,199

 / yr

$23

 / hr

$20

 / hr

$64,243

 / yr

$49,392

 / yr
Download as data table
Viewing 1 - 20 of 5,120

Top Paying Industries

For a Counselor in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Counselor in United States are Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $101,614, Telecommunications with a median total pay of $78,006, Information Technology with a median total pay of $71,983, Financial Services with a median total pay of $62,638, and Insurance with a median total pay of $59,857.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$101,614

    52% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$78,006

    38% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$71,983

    32% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$62,638

    22% Higher than other industries

  • InsuranceInsurance$59,857

    19% Higher than other industries

Aerospace & Defense

The top paying company in Aerospace & Defense for Counselor is Leidos.

LeidosLeidos$101,614/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Healthcare?

Healthcare jobs, already in high demand, are expected to grow extensively to meet the increased need from an aging population. Careers in this industry are diverse, though most require additional training and pay above-average wages. Despite fewer opportunities for remote work than other professions, healthcare jobs can be found nearly everywhere, including both rural and urban settings. While careers in healthcare offer high job security, they also often involve long hours, including evening and weekend shift work, particularly for those just starting their career.

A Counselor salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Counselor in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $29,548 to $67,304 per year, based on 14,425 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Counselor in US can make a salary range of $31,203 to $64,298 with at least 5 years of experience, based on 19 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Counselor gets the highest compensation are Montgomery County Public Schools, Global Teletherapy and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. Bigger companies typically pay 35% less than smaller companies for a Counselor.

Recent Salaries Shared

For counselor

Salary Share
Anonymously share your pay to help the community

Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Counselor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$41,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Counselor

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$80,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Counselor

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$41,000

/yr

$40K | $1K

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Information-Referral Counselor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$516

/hr

$16 | $500

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Resource Counselor

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$1,017

/hr

$17 | $1K

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Self Sufficiency Counselor

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$20

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Counselor

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$62,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Security Counselor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$20

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Counselor/Therapist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$53,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Counselor pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Counselor is $44,818 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Counselor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 9666 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Counselor employees.

The highest salary for a Counselor in United States is $73,091 per year.

The lowest salary for a Counselor in United States is $27,482 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Counselor or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Counselor.