School Counselor Salary in the US

$51,200
per year
per month
$4,270
per month
per year
Bonus
$2,100/year
Bonus
$180/month

School Counselor - Average Salary

The average salary for a School Counselor is $51,200 per year ($4,270 per month), which is $2,290 (-4%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
A School Counselor can expect an average starting salary of $38,570. The highest salaries can exceed $82,300.
$38,570
Low
$51,200
Average salary
$82,300
High
$3,210
Low
$4,270
Average salary
$6,860
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$44,800
$89,600
Salary$38,570 - 82,300
Bonus$0 - 7,300
Total Pay$38,570 - 89,600
$0
$3,740
$7,470
Salary$3,210 - 6,860
Bonus$0 - 610
Total Pay$3,210 - 7,470

School Counselor Salary Range

Low
$38,570
Average salary
$51,200
Senior
$62,300
High
$82,300
Low
$3,210
Average salary
$4,270
Senior
$5,190
High
$6,860

School Counselor - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level School Counselor with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $40,420 per year. A mid level School Counselor with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $47,340, while a Senior School Counselor with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $59,740. School Counselors with more than 20 years of experience earn $67,520 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a School Counselor

Late Career▲ +32%
Senior▲ +17%
Average Salary$51,200/year
Mid Level▼ -8%
Entry Level▼ -21%

Gender Breakdown

Female
81%
Male
19%

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The salary information presented on this page is based on all School Counselor jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the School Counselor

How much does a School Counselor make in the US?
A School Counselor in the US earns an average of $51,200 gross per year, which is about $4,270 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the School Counselor updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a School Counselor in the US?
The starting salary of a School Counselor in the US is around $38,570 gross per year.
What is the highest salary for a School Counselor in the US?
The highest salary of a School Counselor in the US can reach and exceed $82,300 gross per year.
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