Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
27,220 2.4 % $22.15 $46,060 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.68 $15.41 $21.06 $27.80 $34.43
Annual Wage (2) $24,290 $32,050 $43,810 $57,830 $71,610


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 5,190 0.06 $28.30 $58,870
Individual and Family Services 4,580 0.35 $18.23 $37,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,850 0.07 $23.51 $48,900
State Government (OES Designation) 3,190 0.15 $23.77 $49,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,310 0.03 $24.00 $49,920

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 910 0.63 $16.18 $33,660
Other Residential Care Facilities 600 0.38 $14.93 $31,050
Individual and Family Services 4,580 0.35 $18.23 $37,920
Death Care Services 370 0.28 $20.90 $43,480
Social Advocacy Organizations 400 0.20 $18.38 $38,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 50 0.07 $32.23 $67,050
Elementary and Secondary Schools 5,190 0.06 $28.30 $58,870
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $25.32 $52,670
Insurance Carriers 420 0.04 $25.23 $52,480
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 30 (7) $24.66 $51,300


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 6,160 0.58 2.79 $26.17 $54,430
California 3,780 0.26 1.26 $23.37 $48,610
Florida 2,600 0.36 1.71 $18.04 $37,520
Illinois 2,300 0.41 1.96 $23.60 $49,090
New York 1,500 0.18 0.84 $21.22 $44,130




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)
Texas 6,160 0.58 2.79 $26.17 $54,430
New Hampshire 320 0.53 2.52 $16.99 $35,350
Louisiana 780 0.42 1.99 $17.63 $36,660
Illinois 2,300 0.41 1.96 $23.60 $49,090
Utah 460 0.39 1.84 $17.92 $37,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 130 0.06 0.28 $37.52 $78,050
Texas 6,160 0.58 2.79 $26.17 $54,430
Alaska 110 0.34 1.63 $26.15 $54,390
Nevada 60 0.05 0.25 $24.71 $51,400
Pennsylvania 1,040 0.19 0.89 $24.30 $50,540





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 1,450 0.55 2.63 $28.05 $58,350
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.34 1.65 $21.71 $45,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.29 1.40 $18.95 $39,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.51 2.44 $29.28 $60,910
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 810 0.16 0.75 $24.48 $50,910
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 520 0.52 2.47 $25.44 $52,910
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 480 0.59 2.83 $23.82 $49,550
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 470 0.53 2.55 $30.35 $63,120
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 430 0.43 2.06 $21.14 $43,960
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 410 0.58 2.77 $15.04 $31,280




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)
Abilene, TX 140 2.26 10.82 $18.29 $38,040
Wichita Falls, TX 70 1.25 5.98 $27.38 $56,960
Merced, CA 70 1.21 5.80 $18.15 $37,750
Laredo, TX 110 1.18 5.66 $30.32 $63,060
El Paso, TX 310 1.12 5.36 $20.29 $42,200
Corpus Christi, TX 170 0.92 4.42 $16.40 $34,120
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 130 0.88 4.19 $16.39 $34,090
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 110 0.87 4.17 $22.88 $47,590
San Angelo, TX 40 0.81 3.87 $25.03 $52,050
Racine, WI 60 0.77 3.69 $17.06 $35,480




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)
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $39.86 $82,910
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.42 $32.60 $67,820
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 180 0.22 1.07 $31.66 $65,850
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 60 0.26 1.22 $30.54 $63,520
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 470 0.53 2.55 $30.35 $63,120
Laredo, TX 110 1.18 5.66 $30.32 $63,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.51 2.44 $29.28 $60,910
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,450 0.55 2.63 $28.05 $58,350
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 150 0.66 3.14 $27.85 $57,920
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.17 0.80 $27.78 $57,790

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 180 0.64 3.08 $24.98 $51,950
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 150 0.84 4.00 $27.93 $58,090
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 1.55 7.43 $25.91 $53,900
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.83 3.98 $30.33 $63,080
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.47 2.26 $25.58 $53,210

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 1.55 7.43 $25.91 $53,900
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.13 5.40 $15.08 $31,360
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 150 0.84 4.00 $27.93 $58,090
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.83 3.98 $30.33 $63,080
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 3.96 $16.27 $33,840

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)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.83 3.98 $30.33 $63,080
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 150 0.84 4.00 $27.93 $58,090
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 3.02 $27.60 $57,410
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 1.54 $27.26 $56,710
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 3.11 $26.23 $54,560


About May 2012 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013