Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

Counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
246,890 1.1 % $26.91 $55,970 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.21 $19.59 $25.67 $32.99 $41.47
Annual Wage (2) $31,630 $40,750 $53,380 $68,620 $86,250


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 136,550 1.60 $29.96 $62,310
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40,870 1.44 $23.45 $48,770
Junior Colleges 18,890 2.48 $27.00 $56,160
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 12,740 3.93 $19.15 $39,820
Individual and Family Services 6,060 0.50 $18.07 $37,580

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 12,740 3.93 $19.15 $39,820
Junior Colleges 18,890 2.48 $27.00 $56,160
Educational Support Services 3,060 2.30 $26.16 $54,410
Technical and Trade Schools 3,540 2.29 $23.82 $49,540
Elementary and Secondary Schools 136,550 1.60 $29.96 $62,310

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities (8) (8) $34.65 $72,080
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 810 0.04 $33.77 $70,230
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 160 0.04 $33.72 $70,130
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $31.35 $65,200
Elementary and Secondary Schools 136,550 1.60 $29.96 $62,310


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 29,210 2.09 1.07 $30.34 $63,110
Texas 23,920 2.37 1.22 $26.64 $55,420
New York 19,920 2.39 1.23 $30.05 $62,500
Pennsylvania 11,780 2.15 1.11 $26.03 $54,140
Ohio 11,090 2.25 1.16 $27.78 $57,770




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 5,660 3.09 1.59 $24.84 $51,660
South Carolina 4,680 2.68 1.38 $28.21 $58,680
Missouri 6,710 2.59 1.34 $22.78 $47,380
Vermont 710 2.49 1.28 $24.95 $51,900
Hawaii 1,380 2.41 1.24 $26.14 $54,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 5,660 1.50 0.77 $33.99 $70,690
Alaska 610 1.97 1.02 $32.47 $67,530
Maryland 5,400 2.20 1.13 $30.91 $64,290
California 29,210 2.09 1.07 $30.34 $63,110
New York 19,920 2.39 1.23 $30.05 $62,500

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,690 2.15 1.11 $32.02 $66,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,540 2.24 1.15 $32.03 $66,630
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,570 1.57 0.81 $31.70 $65,950
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,160 2.07 1.06 $25.98 $54,040
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,630 2.31 1.19 $30.22 $62,850
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,530 1.98 1.02 $31.65 $65,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,410 2.44 1.26 $27.63 $57,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,470 1.58 0.81 $27.10 $56,360
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,470 2.80 1.44 $28.64 $59,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,280 1.95 1.00 $22.21 $46,190




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monroe, LA 410 5.52 2.84 $23.38 $48,630
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 1,410 4.90 2.52 $39.37 $81,880
Cheyenne, WY 200 4.80 2.47 $29.11 $60,550
Madera, CA 170 4.62 2.38 $30.48 $63,400
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 450 4.59 2.36 $24.16 $50,250
Auburn-Opelika, AL 200 4.29 2.21 $25.94 $53,960
Yuba City, CA 160 4.28 2.20 $26.11 $54,310
College Station-Bryan, TX 380 4.11 2.12 $21.02 $43,720
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 890 4.05 2.08 $28.67 $59,630
Baton Rouge, LA 1,430 4.02 2.07 $26.75 $55,640