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Counselor Salary

$64,686 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Counselor is $64,686 a year and $31 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Counselor is between $46,788 and $79,560. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Counselor. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Advises and provides guidance services with personal, family, educational, mental health, and career decisions and problems.
  • Collects, organizes, and analyzes information about individuals through records, tests, interviews, and professional sources.
  • Counsels individuals and provides group educational and vocational guidance services.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Counselor Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Counselors, All Other

Job family population: 27,150

Estimated population of Counselor jobs: 2,997

Rate of error: 3.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About United States

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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City...

Counselor Job Listings for United States

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselor/Case Manger
May 21
Santa Clarita, CA, USA
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence of the San Fernando Valley
SUD Counselor will provide all services encompassed under our Drug Medi-Cal contract with the County of Los Angeles and DHCS: screening, assessment, individual counseling, group counseling, crisis ...
Licensed Professional Counselor
May 21
Warrington, PA, USA
Aspire Child & Family Services, Inc.
Aspire CFS provides counseling and assessment services to children, teenagers, and adults. We are looking for independent contractors to provide counseling and/or assessment services. Potential ...
Mental Health Therapist | MFT / MSW / LPCC
May 21
San Jose, CA, USA
Company is hiring a licensed mental health therapist (LPC, LPCC, LPCC-S, MSW-LSW, LISW, LISW-S) in Berkeley, CA We are seeking a full-time Therapist | MFT / MSW / LPCC - Mental Health practice. This ...
Behavioral Counselor
May 22
Glendora, CA, USA
College Connect
Behavioral Counselors help explain available resources and helps coach the student to arrange for appropriate services. Behavioral Counselors conduct group workshops and teach functional skills ...
Addiction Counselor/Therapist-Baton Rouge
May 22
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Lake Wellness Center
We have an opportunity for an experienced Addiction Counselor/Therapist to provide group therapy during weeknights in our Baton Rouge outpatient clinic. To be considered, you must have prior ...
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