Salaries vary by state and country for Career Counselors. The median annual salary of an educational, vocational, or school career counselor in the United States as of 2008 was $51,000. This amount varies according to many factors, including self-employment, group practices, and government placement.
Salaries for Career Counselors in Europe and the United Kingdom range from $30,000 to $80,000 per year depending on region and country. In Australia the average annual income for a school counselor was $65,000 AUD, with public elementary, middle, and high school counselors paid the highest in 2009.