Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
244,560 1.0 % $27.18 $56,540 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.45 $19.86 $26.02 $33.60 $41.83
Annual Wage (2) $32,130 $41,310 $54,130 $69,890 $87,020


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 133,280 1.59 $30.29 $62,990
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 43,260 1.51 $23.72 $49,330
Junior Colleges 19,420 2.50 $27.66 $57,540
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 11,760 3.55 $18.63 $38,760
Individual and Family Services 5,970 0.48 $19.07 $39,660

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 11,760 3.55 $18.63 $38,760
Junior Colleges 19,420 2.50 $27.66 $57,540
Educational Support Services 3,320 2.37 $23.40 $48,680
Technical and Trade Schools 3,640 2.32 $24.26 $50,450
Elementary and Secondary Schools 133,280 1.59 $30.29 $62,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 180 0.04 $35.64 $74,120
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 850 0.04 $32.84 $68,300
Elementary and Secondary Schools 133,280 1.59 $30.29 $62,990
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 40 (7) $28.82 $59,940
Home Health Care Services 60 0.01 $28.24 $58,740


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 28,790 2.05 1.08 $31.77 $66,090
Texas 23,700 2.30 1.21 $27.17 $56,520
New York 18,540 2.20 1.15 $30.38 $63,180
Pennsylvania 11,760 2.12 1.11 $26.30 $54,710
Ohio 11,320 2.27 1.19 $28.25 $58,760




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)
Missouri 7,090 2.74 1.43 $22.63 $47,060
Louisiana 5,020 2.73 1.43 $26.01 $54,100
Vermont 730 2.50 1.31 $24.81 $51,600
South Carolina 4,330 2.44 1.28 $25.13 $52,270
Hawaii 1,390 2.41 1.27 $26.23 $54,560




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 5,220 1.38 0.73 $33.96 $70,630
Alaska 620 1.99 1.04 $32.61 $67,830
California 28,790 2.05 1.08 $31.77 $66,090
Rhode Island 850 1.88 0.99 $30.97 $64,410
Maryland 5,490 2.21 1.16 $30.71 $63,880





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 9,910 1.96 1.03 $32.01 $66,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,340 2.44 1.28 $34.63 $72,030
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,460 1.80 0.95 $29.91 $62,210
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,880 2.39 1.25 $29.98 $62,350
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,690 1.84 0.96 $27.30 $56,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,100 1.77 0.93 $32.72 $68,060
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,030 2.22 1.16 $28.13 $58,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,460 1.55 0.81 $27.33 $56,850
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,210 1.92 1.01 $31.04 $64,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,180 1.87 0.98 $24.59 $51,140


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