Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
246,280 0.8 % $26.94 $56,040 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.37 $19.66 $25.66 $33.29 $41.64
Annual Wage (2) $31,960 $40,900 $53,370 $69,250 $86,610


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 125,080 1.51 $30.26 $62,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 51,670 1.76 $23.59 $49,070
Junior Colleges 20,380 2.67 $27.08 $56,320
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 11,940 3.64 $19.11 $39,750
Individual and Family Services 6,890 0.47 $19.51 $40,590

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 11,940 3.64 $19.11 $39,750
Junior Colleges 20,380 2.67 $27.08 $56,320
Technical and Trade Schools 3,390 2.28 $23.65 $49,190
Educational Support Services 3,370 2.26 $25.62 $53,290
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 51,670 1.76 $23.59 $49,070

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) 860 0.04 $32.63 $67,860
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities (8) (8) $31.15 $64,790
Elementary and Secondary Schools 125,080 1.51 $30.26 $62,950
Junior Colleges 20,380 2.67 $27.08 $56,320
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 400 0.03 $26.65 $55,440


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 28,660 1.90 1.04 $29.77 $61,920
Texas 20,910 1.86 1.02 $26.67 $55,470
New York 20,180 2.29 1.26 $31.16 $64,820
Pennsylvania 10,990 1.94 1.07 $26.32 $54,740
Florida 9,940 1.30 0.71 $27.25 $56,670



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)
Arizona 7,190 2.84 1.56 $21.36 $44,430
Vermont 820 2.74 1.50 $24.50 $50,950
Connecticut 4,390 2.66 1.46 $26.48 $55,080
South Carolina 4,780 2.55 1.40 $24.42 $50,790
Idaho 1,560 2.48 1.36 $19.76 $41,110



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 6,190 1.60 0.88 $34.24 $71,210
Alaska 620 1.90 1.04 $34.09 $70,900
New York 20,180 2.29 1.26 $31.16 $64,820
District of Columbia 1,480 2.20 1.21 $30.22 $62,850
Rhode Island 920 1.97 1.08 $30.19 $62,790




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 11,560 2.14 1.18 $32.93 $68,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,360 2.06 1.13 $30.79 $64,050
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,980 1.59 0.87 $30.72 $63,910
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 5,350 2.93 1.61 $21.77 $45,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,850 2.04 1.12 $31.86 $66,270
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,560 2.45 1.34 $27.49 $57,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,460 1.57 0.86 $27.43 $57,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,700 1.55 0.85 $28.55 $59,390
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,450 1.92 1.05 $30.59 $63,620
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,280 1.47 0.80 $28.77 $59,840