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What is the average salary for School Counselors in the United States?

School Counselors earn an average hourly wage of $26.94. Hourly wages typically start from $15.37 and go up to $41.64. School Counselors earn an average salary of $56,040 per year. Salaries typically start from $31,960 and go up to $86,610.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of School Counselors in the United States earn:

$41.64 an hour $86,610 per year
Senior

The top 25% of School Counselors in the United States earn:

$33.29 an hour $69,250 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of School Counselors in the United States earn:

$25.66 an hour $53,370 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of School Counselors in the United States earn:

$19.66 an hour $40,900 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of School Counselors in the United States earn:

$15.37 an hour $31,960 per year

Historical salary for School Counselors in the United States

School Counselor salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
School Counselor Salary in New Jersey $34.24 $71,210 # 1
School Counselor Salary in Alaska $34.09 $70,900 # 2
School Counselor Salary in New York $31.16 $64,820 # 3
School Counselor Salary in District of Columbia $30.22 $62,850 # 4
School Counselor Salary in Rhode Island $30.19 $62,790 # 5
School Counselor Salary in Massachusetts $30.02 $62,440 # 6
School Counselor Salary in California $29.77 $61,920 # 7
School Counselor Salary in Illinois $29.25 $60,830 # 8
School Counselor Salary in Maryland $29.10 $60,520 # 9
School Counselor Salary in Delaware $29.02 $60,360 # 10
School Counselor Salary in Virginia $28.40 $59,080 # 11
School Counselor Salary in Washington $28.04 $58,320 # 12
School Counselor Salary in Wyoming $27.28 $56,740 # 13
School Counselor Salary in Florida $27.25 $56,670 # 14
School Counselor Salary in Georgia $27.12 $56,400 # 15
School Counselor Salary in Kentucky $26.75 $55,640 # 16
School Counselor Salary in Texas $26.67 $55,470 # 17
School Counselor Salary in Nevada $26.55 $55,220 # 18
School Counselor Salary in Connecticut $26.48 $55,080 # 19
School Counselor Salary in New Hampshire $26.40 $54,910 # 20
School Counselor Salary in Pennsylvania $26.32 $54,740 # 21
School Counselor Salary in Ohio $26.30 $54,690 # 22
School Counselor Salary in North Dakota $26.22 $54,540 # 23
School Counselor Salary in Michigan $26.17 $54,440 # 24
School Counselor Salary in Oregon $26.09 $54,270 # 25
School Counselor Salary in Hawaii $26.07 $54,220 # 26
School Counselor Salary in Louisiana $25.54 $53,130 # 27
School Counselor Salary in Wisconsin $25.48 $53,000 # 28
School Counselor Salary in Minnesota $25.28 $52,570 # 29
School Counselor Salary in Arkansas $25.11 $52,230 # 30
School Counselor Salary in Indiana $24.83 $51,650 # 31
School Counselor Salary in Utah $24.60 $51,160 # 32
School Counselor Salary in Vermont $24.50 $50,950 # 33
School Counselor Salary in South Carolina $24.42 $50,790 # 34
School Counselor Salary in Kansas $24.38 $50,710 # 35
School Counselor Salary in Nebraska $24.26 $50,460 # 36
School Counselor Salary in Alabama $24.24 $50,430 # 37
School Counselor Salary in Iowa $23.80 $49,510 # 38
School Counselor Salary in Montana $23.76 $49,420 # 39
School Counselor Salary in Tennessee $23.49 $48,860 # 40
School Counselor Salary in Mississippi $23.30 $48,470 # 41
School Counselor Salary in Maine $23.03 $47,910 # 42
School Counselor Salary in Colorado $22.82 $47,460 # 43
School Counselor Salary in Missouri $22.63 $47,060 # 44
School Counselor Salary in North Carolina $22.49 $46,790 # 45
School Counselor Salary in New Mexico $22.31 $46,390 # 46
School Counselor Salary in Oklahoma $21.64 $45,010 # 47
School Counselor Salary in Arizona $21.36 $44,430 # 48
School Counselor Salary in West Virginia $20.14 $41,900 # 49
School Counselor Salary in Idaho $19.76 $41,110 # 50
School Counselor Salary in South Dakota $19.37 $40,280 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics