Salary for Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors

Also known as:  Career Counselor, Career Technical Counselor, Education Counselor, International Student Counselor, School Adjustment Counselor, School Guidance Counselor, Student Advisor, Student Development Advisor, Student Services Counselor, Student Success Counselor

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Educationals, guidance, school and vocational counselors work within schools and other educational institutions to assist students and their families with planning and achieving educational and career goals. They may assess learning difficulties and meet with teachers, parents, and school administration to suggest action plans. Additionally, these professionals may provide mental health support during times of crisis for individual students or the general school body. Master's degrees are required for this position, and additional certification may be requested.

A Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselor and Advisor can earn average salaries in a range of $35,620 - $97,910 depending on experience and education levels. will normally get a salary of sixty-two thousand three hundred and twenty dollars on an annual basis.

are compensated most highly in California, where they can earn an average job salary of just about $81,350. People working these jobs can get the best compensation in Finance and Insurance, where they can earn job pay of $63,980.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.95 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
$63,980
Educational Services
$63,780
Public Administration
$62,450
Information
$60,560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,320
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,540

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$43,370
Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,480
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$53,580
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$55,230
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,540
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,320