Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
237,480 0.9 % $27.00 $56,170 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.35 $19.72 $25.77 $33.35 $41.67
Annual Wage (2) $31,920 $41,020 $53,610 $69,370 $86,680


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 124,200 1.50 $30.27 $62,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 45,770 1.58 $23.61 $49,110
Junior Colleges 19,400 2.54 $27.27 $56,730
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 11,010 3.39 $18.24 $37,940
Individual and Family Services 5,540 0.42 $18.89 $39,290

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 11,010 3.39 $18.24 $37,940
Junior Colleges 19,400 2.54 $27.27 $56,730
Educational Support Services 3,630 2.46 $23.58 $49,040
Technical and Trade Schools 3,480 2.25 $24.03 $49,990
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 45,770 1.58 $23.61 $49,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 850 0.04 $32.91 $68,440
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 270 0.06 $32.58 $67,760
Elementary and Secondary Schools 124,200 1.50 $30.27 $62,970
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 40 (7) $29.79 $61,970
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 390 0.04 $27.66 $57,540


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 29,790 2.08 1.14 $31.13 $64,750
Texas 21,290 2.01 1.10 $26.28 $54,670
New York 17,780 2.08 1.14 $30.18 $62,770
Pennsylvania 11,130 1.99 1.09 $25.63 $53,310
Illinois 9,870 1.75 0.96 $28.80 $59,900




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 6,930 2.66 1.46 $22.44 $46,670
Wyoming 710 2.54 1.39 $27.91 $58,050
Vermont 740 2.53 1.39 $24.37 $50,680
South Carolina 4,370 2.43 1.33 $26.07 $54,220
Maryland 5,940 2.36 1.30 $28.68 $59,650




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 5,420 1.43 0.78 $33.51 $69,700
Alaska 640 2.00 1.10 $31.89 $66,330
California 29,790 2.08 1.14 $31.13 $64,750
District of Columbia 1,320 2.01 1.10 $30.64 $63,730
Rhode Island 890 1.96 1.08 $30.36 $63,140





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,480 2.45 1.34 $34.12 $70,980
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,240 1.79 0.98 $32.06 $66,670
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,610 1.82 1.00 $30.55 $63,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,520 1.93 1.06 $32.15 $66,870
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,490 1.70 0.93 $26.83 $55,800
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,240 2.32 1.27 $26.07 $54,240
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,590 1.71 0.94 $27.94 $58,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,550 1.57 0.86 $27.20 $56,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,050 1.76 0.97 $24.37 $50,700
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,980 1.74 0.96 $31.10 $64,690