Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
241,870 0.9 % $27.00 $56,160 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.31 $19.68 $25.77 $33.42 $41.77
Annual Wage (2) $31,850 $40,940 $53,600 $69,520 $86,870


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 124,590 1.50 $30.34 $63,100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 49,260 1.68 $23.71 $49,320
Junior Colleges 19,740 2.59 $27.17 $56,510
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 11,930 3.69 $18.95 $39,420
Individual and Family Services 6,430 0.46 $18.90 $39,320

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 11,930 3.69 $18.95 $39,420
Junior Colleges 19,740 2.59 $27.17 $56,510
Educational Support Services 3,640 2.43 $24.24 $50,420
Technical and Trade Schools 3,430 2.31 $23.82 $49,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 49,260 1.68 $23.71 $49,320

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) 870 0.04 $32.35 $67,290
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 30 (7) $30.86 $64,190
Elementary and Secondary Schools 124,590 1.50 $30.34 $63,100
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 370 0.03 $28.74 $59,780
Junior Colleges 19,740 2.59 $27.17 $56,510


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 29,930 2.03 1.11 $30.41 $63,250
Texas 20,730 1.90 1.04 $26.31 $54,730
New York 18,810 2.18 1.19 $30.75 $63,960
Pennsylvania 11,010 1.96 1.07 $25.98 $54,040
Florida 10,000 1.34 0.74 $26.57 $55,260




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)
Vermont 750 2.53 1.38 $24.38 $50,700
Missouri 6,680 2.53 1.39 $22.66 $47,140
South Carolina 4,510 2.47 1.35 $23.54 $48,950
Arizona 6,020 2.43 1.33 $22.57 $46,950
Connecticut 3,890 2.38 1.30 $26.98 $56,120




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 5,930 1.55 0.85 $33.69 $70,070
Alaska 570 1.76 0.97 $32.63 $67,870
New York 18,810 2.18 1.19 $30.75 $63,960
District of Columbia 1,330 1.99 1.09 $30.53 $63,500
California 29,930 2.03 1.11 $30.41 $63,250





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 10,650 2.03 1.11 $32.69 $68,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,700 2.44 1.34 $33.14 $68,940
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,930 1.60 0.88 $31.51 $65,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,650 2.61 1.43 $23.38 $48,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,630 1.95 1.07 $31.86 $66,270
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,460 1.62 0.89 $26.87 $55,880
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,340 2.36 1.29 $26.78 $55,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,530 1.53 0.84 $27.86 $57,940
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,350 1.56 0.86 $27.95 $58,140
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,270 1.87 1.02 $30.42 $63,260