Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a School Counselor make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$59,072 / yrTotal Pay
$56,051 / yrBase Pay
$3,020 / yrAdditional Pay

$59,072

 / yr
$37K$94K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a School Counselor is $59,072 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $56,051 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 $3,020 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.

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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are After School Counselor Salaries with median pay of $35,369, College Counselor Salaries with median pay of $53,162, High School Counselor Salaries with median pay of $59,190, School Guidance Counselor Salaries with median pay of $63,694.

Top Paying Companies

For a School Counselor in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a School Counselor in United States. Employers include Pearson, CMCSS and Denver Public Schools.

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Pearson
Pearson
$89,700/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a School Counselor in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a School Counselor in United States are Media & Communication with a median total pay of $89,700, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $67,396, Education with a median total pay of $63,354, Healthcare with a median total pay of $63,302, and Transportation & Logistics with a median total pay of $55,024.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$89,700

    29% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$67,396

    5% Higher than other industries

  • EducationEducation$63,354

    0% Lower than other industries

  • HealthcareHealthcare$63,302

    1% Lower than other industries

  • Transportation & LogisticsTransportation & Logistics$55,024

    16% Lower than other industries

Media & Communication

The top paying company in Media & Communication for School Counselor is Pearson.

PearsonPearson$89,700/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Education?

Job growth in education remains steady, with modest growth in salaries and greater opportunities for workers with STEM specialization or those with advanced degrees. Opportunities are likely to persist with the projected rise in student enrollment in the coming years. Jobs are often reliant upon state and local budgets with public sector benefits being an attractive feature for many job-seekers.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

School Counselor

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$62,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
School Counselor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$48,500

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
School Counselor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$52,000

/yr

$50K | $2K

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Youth Specialist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$15

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
School Counselor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$47,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
School Counselor

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$80,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Student Advisor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$20

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
School Counselor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$105,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
School Counselor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$129,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

School Counselor pay FAQ

The national average salary for a School Counselor is $56,051 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a School Counselor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 3003 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a School Counselor employees.

The highest salary for a School Counselor in United States is $88,455 per year.

The lowest salary for a School Counselor in United States is $35,518 per year.

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