Salary for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

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.

An Educational, Guidance, School, or Vocational Counselor can expect an average pay level that can range from 32000 - 48000 based on experience. Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors will normally receive an average salary of Forty Six Thousand Five Hundred dollars per annum.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors can receive the best compensation in New Jersey, which has average job salaries of close to about $71600. These employees receive the highest pay in Educational Services, where they can earn an average salary rate of $67500.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 2.37 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors tend to make the most in the following industries
Finance and Insurance $67,500
Educational Services $58,580
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $55,020
Management of Companies and Enterprises $53,840
Public Administration $51,120
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $49,190
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $39,070
Transportation and Warehousing $45,000
Other Services (except Public Administration) $47,430
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $49,190
Public Administration $51,120
Management of Companies and Enterprises $53,840
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