School counselor earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

School counselor salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New Jersey $76,630
California $76,310
Washington $75,780
Massachusetts $74,780
Delaware $71,980
Maryland $64,280
District of Columbia $63,340
Nevada $63,100
Virginia $62,540
Hawaii $62,250
Pennsylvania $61,860
Connecticut $61,730
New York $61,660
Alaska $61,510
Oregon $61,330
Rhode Island $61,280
Guam $61,190
Nebraska $61,190
Ohio $61,140
Texas $61,100
Wyoming $60,790
North Dakota $60,760
Colorado $60,510
Louisiana $60,510
New Mexico $60,510
Georgia $60,250
Kentucky $60,040
Vermont $59,360
Alabama $59,260
Minnesota $58,160
Maine $50,250
Tennessee $49,980
Wisconsin $49,980
Arkansas $49,890
Kansas $49,590
Mississippi $49,590
North Carolina $49,560
Virgin Islands, U.S. $49,560
Illinois $49,510
Arizona $49,430
West Virginia $49,360
Indiana $49,340
Michigan $49,300
Oklahoma $49,300
Florida $49,290
Iowa $49,290
South Carolina $49,130
New Hampshire $48,680
Idaho $48,560
Utah $48,520
Montana $47,760
South Dakota $47,760
Missouri $47,500
Puerto Rico $30,190

How do school counselor salaries compare to similar careers?

School counselors earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than high school teachers but more than clergies.

Career Median Salary
High school teacher salary $62K
Teacher salary $61K
Elementary school teacher salary $61K
Health educator salary $61K
Kindergarten teacher salary $61K
School counselor salary $61K
Counselor salary $55K
Marriage therapist salary $50K
Substance abuse social worker salary $49K
Clergy salary $50K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)