Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
253,460 0.9 % $27.16 $56,490 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.52 $19.77 $25.80 $33.50 $42.14
Annual Wage (2) $32,280 $41,120 $53,660 $69,680 $87,640


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 127,100 1.52 $30.65 $63,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 54,980 1.85 $23.93 $49,770
Junior Colleges 20,160 2.66 $27.27 $56,730
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 12,980 3.96 $19.61 $40,800
Individual and Family Services 7,840 0.49 $20.07 $41,740

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 12,980 3.96 $19.61 $40,800
Junior Colleges 20,160 2.66 $27.27 $56,730
Educational Support Services 4,060 2.46 $25.45 $52,930
Technical and Trade Schools 3,110 2.19 $23.63 $49,150
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 54,980 1.85 $23.93 $49,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 50 (7) $34.34 $71,420
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 860 0.04 $32.50 $67,600
Elementary and Secondary Schools 127,100 1.52 $30.65 $63,760
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities (8) (8) $29.91 $62,210
Grantmaking and Giving Services 470 0.35 $28.58 $59,450


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 28,130 1.82 0.99 $30.45 $63,330
Texas 22,750 1.97 1.07 $27.24 $56,650
New York 21,190 2.36 1.28 $31.13 $64,750
Florida 10,430 1.32 0.72 $26.15 $54,380
Illinois 9,620 1.64 0.89 $27.96 $58,150



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)
Arizona 8,040 3.11 1.69 $21.58 $44,890
Connecticut 4,670 2.82 1.53 $28.27 $58,800
Idaho 1,630 2.54 1.38 $20.21 $42,040
Vermont 760 2.52 1.37 $25.65 $53,340
Missouri 6,730 2.48 1.35 $22.27 $46,320



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 6,430 1.65 0.90 $34.68 $72,140
Alaska 660 2.02 1.10 $34.22 $71,170
New York 21,190 2.36 1.28 $31.13 $64,750
California 28,130 1.82 0.99 $30.45 $63,330
District of Columbia 1,290 1.91 1.04 $30.37 $63,160




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 13,740 2.12 1.15 $32.89 $68,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,110 1.98 1.08 $31.06 $64,610
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,040 1.69 0.92 $29.29 $60,920
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,880 3.13 1.71 $22.40 $46,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,020 2.03 1.10 $28.21 $58,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,610 1.57 0.86 $28.52 $59,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,520 1.87 1.02 $33.14 $68,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,980 1.71 0.93 $29.70 $61,780
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,170 1.80 0.98 $29.96 $62,330
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,950 2.25 1.22 $27.88 $57,980