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 Arizona. On average, they make less than music teachers but more than counselors.

Career Median Salary
Music teacher salary $64K
Marriage therapist salary $49K
Teacher salary $52K
Clergy salary $51K
High school teacher salary $49K
School counselor salary $49K
Health educator salary $48K
Elementary school teacher salary $48K
Kindergarten teacher salary $48K
Counselor salary $46K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)