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School Counselor Salary By State

In looking at the Google Trends graph you’ll see that people searching for School counselors is pretty consistent. December and July are the least searched months, as you can guess, children are out of school. As 2015 draws to an end and December 2015 approaching, the forecast shows the decline in search trends. Come August 2016, people will be back to searching, as it is the most searched month for when school returns. Unfortunately, the news related items are about school counselors being arrested or suspended. However, in 2015 the news reported about Cory Notestine winning school counselor of the year.

School Counselor Search Trend

School counselors help students develop social skills and succeed in school. Meanwhile, Career counselors assist with the process of making a career decision, by helping choose a career in which they would like to advance in.

School Counselor BLS Salary WagesThe BLS lumps School and Career Counselors together and shows the medium salary reported in 2012 as $53,610 per year. If you break it down by the hour it’s $25.77 per hour. To become a School Counselor you’ll need at least a Master’s degree. However, it’s not required to have any work related experience or on-the-job training. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the total number of jobs in the US in 2012 for a School and Career Counselor were 262,300. It’s expected to grow 12 percent, in the 2012-2022 years, faster than any other given career on average. Over that next 10 year time frame of 2012 – 2022 it’s expected to add nearly 31,200 School Counselor jobs to the market.

Below you will find our very detailed data table that lists each School Counselor’s salary by state in 2015. You’ll see that School Counselor’s make an average salary between $30,000-50,000. In the highest paying state, Washington D.C, School Counselor’s make $50,000. The east coast seems to be where they make the most money. In the state of New York a School Counselor will earn $49,000. American Samoa and Massachusetts School Counselor’s will make a salary of $48,000 while in Connecticut, Georgia and Illinois, it drops only a little bit to $46,000. Then we jump to the west coast where in California School Counselor’s make $43,000 a year.

Listed below is information that is specific to School Counselor job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a School Counselor. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for School Counselors and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”

School Counselor Salary Information For 2015

This table displays School Counselor Salaries By State so that people can compare how much an School Counselor makes in a specific state. This comparison engine will help people easily identify the best salaries for School Counselors.
CareerStateSalaryPercentData Year
School Counselor Alabama$41,0001% higher2015
School Counselor Alaska$30,00026% lower2015
School Counselor American Samoa$48,00020% higher2015
School Counselor Arizona$33,00018% lower2015
School Counselor Arkansas$41,0002% higher2015
School Counselor California$43,0007% higher2015
School Counselor Colorado$36,00011% lower2015
School Counselor Connecticut$46,00015% higher2015
School Counselor Delaware$35,00012% lower2015
School Counselor Florida$37,0007% lower2015
School Counselor Georgia$46,00014% higher2015
School Counselor Guam$37,0009% lower2015
School Counselor Hawaii$25,00038% lower2015
School Counselor Idaho$26,00034% lower2015
School Counselor Illinois$46,00013% higher2015
School Counselor Indiana$39,0004% lower2015
School Counselor Iowa$39,0002% lower2015
School Counselor Kansas$37,0009% lower2015
School Counselor Kentucky$35,00014% lower2015
School Counselor Louisiana$36,00011% lower2015
School Counselor Maine$36,00012% lower2015
School Counselor Maryland$41,0003% higher2015
School Counselor Massachusetts$48,00020% higher2015
School Counselor Michigan$41,0001% higher2015
School Counselor Minnesota$35,00013% lower2015
School Counselor Mississippi$42,0005% higher2015
School Counselor Missouri$40,0002% lower2015
School Counselor Montana$34,00017% lower2015
School Counselor Nebraska$29,00027% lower2015
School Counselor Nevada$31,00024% lower2015
School Counselor New Hampshire$40,0001% lower2015
School Counselor New Jersey$43,0008% higher2015
School Counselor New Mexico$35,00013% lower2015
School Counselor New York$49,00021% higher2015
School Counselor North Carolina$38,0005% lower2015
School Counselor North Dakota$36,00011% lower2015
School Counselor Ohio$38,0004% lower2015
School Counselor Oklahoma$37,0008% lower2015
School Counselor Oregon$39,0003% lower2015
School Counselor Pennsylvania$39,0004% lower2015
School Counselor Puerto Rico$39,0003% lower2015
School Counselor Rhode Island$37,0009% lower2015
School Counselor South Carolina$40,0001% lower2015
School Counselor South Dakota$30,00025% lower2015
School Counselor Tennessee$37,0007% lower2015
School Counselor Texas$39,0003% lower2015
School Counselor Utah$31,00022% lower2015
School Counselor Vermont$35,00012% lower2015
School Counselor Virgin Islands$41,0002% higher2015
School Counselor Virginia$40,0001% higher2015
School Counselor Washington DC$50,00025% higher2015
School Counselor Washington$42,0003% higher2015
School Counselor West Virginia$38,0006% lower2015
School Counselor Wisconsin$36,00011% lower2015
School Counselor Wyoming$33,00017% lower2015