Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

21-1019 Counselors, All Other

All counselors not listed separately.


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)
28,140 2.3 % $21.33 $44,380 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.32 $15.26 $20.02 $26.91 $33.19
Annual Wage (2) $23,540 $31,740 $41,650 $55,970 $69,040


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 5,500 0.06 $28.22 $58,700
Individual and Family Services 4,470 0.37 $17.20 $35,780
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,220 0.08 $22.32 $46,430
State Government (OES Designation) 3,380 0.15 $20.03 $41,660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,610 0.03 $22.93 $47,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 1,170 0.83 $16.82 $34,990
Individual and Family Services 4,470 0.37 $17.20 $35,780
Social Advocacy Organizations 470 0.25 $18.77 $39,040
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 690 0.21 $15.57 $32,390
Other Residential Care Facilities 310 0.19 $16.52 $34,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 230 0.03 $34.40 $71,550
Elementary and Secondary Schools 5,500 0.06 $28.22 $58,700
Insurance Carriers (8) (8) $26.18 $54,460
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $26.02 $54,120
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 70 0.03 $25.58 $53,200


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)
Texas 5,690 0.56 2.55 $27.83 $57,880
California 3,190 0.23 1.03 $22.30 $46,380
Florida 2,740 0.39 1.74 $17.08 $35,520
Illinois 1,830 0.33 1.50 $20.45 $42,540
New Jersey 1,470 0.39 1.76 $21.83 $45,400




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)
Kansas 1,200 0.92 4.14 $18.02 $37,480
Texas 5,690 0.56 2.55 $27.83 $57,880
New Hampshire 340 0.56 2.53 $15.14 $31,490
Rhode Island 230 0.51 2.30 $16.92 $35,180
Louisiana 880 0.48 2.16 $18.65 $38,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 5,690 0.56 2.55 $27.83 $57,880
Hawaii 80 0.14 0.61 $25.73 $53,520
North Carolina 90 0.02 0.11 $25.13 $52,260
Alaska 120 0.38 1.71 $23.93 $49,780
Ohio 200 0.04 0.19 $22.63 $47,070

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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,190 0.48 2.16 $28.08 $58,410
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.29 1.32 $20.59 $42,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.51 2.30 $30.31 $63,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.22 0.98 $19.80 $41,190
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 810 0.16 0.74 $24.70 $51,370
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 580 0.74 3.36 $17.38 $36,160
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 550 0.57 2.59 $21.55 $44,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 530 0.47 2.11 $20.65 $42,950
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 450 0.54 2.45 $29.70 $61,780
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 430 0.63 2.85 $16.76 $34,870




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)
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 180 1.45 6.55 $19.63 $40,840
Wichita Falls, TX 70 1.29 5.81 $25.82 $53,700
Lynchburg, VA 110 1.17 5.30 $15.87 $33,000
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 250 1.16 5.24 $29.14 $60,620
Tallahassee, FL 170 1.08 4.88 $14.02 $29,160
El Paso, TX 290 1.06 4.81 $31.67 $65,870
San Angelo, TX 40 0.96 4.35 $26.41 $54,940
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 340 0.93 4.18 $21.46 $44,640
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 130 0.89 4.02 $12.78 $26,570
Gainesville, FL 100 0.88 3.96 $18.62 $38,740




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
El Paso, TX 290 1.06 4.81 $31.67 $65,870
Charleston, WV 60 0.44 1.98 $31.30 $65,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.51 2.30 $30.31 $63,040
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 450 0.54 2.45 $29.70 $61,780
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $29.59 $61,540
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 250 1.16 5.24 $29.14 $60,620
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,190 0.48 2.16 $28.08 $58,410
Pittsburgh, PA 50 0.05 0.22 $27.45 $57,090
Corpus Christi, TX 90 0.52 2.33 $27.09 $56,340
San Antonio, TX 310 0.37 1.69 $27.06 $56,290

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.77 3.46 $28.22 $58,700
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.59 2.67 $24.62 $51,210
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 1.67 7.53 $24.94 $51,880
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 140 0.99 4.48 $14.92 $31,020
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.70 3.17 $22.24 $46,260

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 1.67 7.53 $24.94 $51,880
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 1.49 6.73 $13.37 $27,810
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 1.03 4.64 $13.71 $28,510
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 140 0.99 4.48 $14.92 $31,020
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.85 3.82 $26.56 $55,240

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.77 3.46 $28.22 $58,700
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.50 2.25 $27.32 $56,830
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.85 3.82 $26.56 $55,240
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.62 2.78 $26.33 $54,770
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 1.67 7.53 $24.94 $51,880


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011