Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
27,830 2.9 % $22.28 $46,330 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.00 $15.66 $20.97 $27.64 $34.41
Annual Wage (2) $24,960 $32,570 $43,620 $57,480 $71,580


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 5,110 0.06 $28.15 $58,550
Individual and Family Services 4,630 0.33 $18.76 $39,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,070 0.07 $23.61 $49,120
State Government (OES Designation) 2,300 0.10 $21.36 $44,430
Outpatient Care Centers 1,500 0.22 $22.33 $46,440

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 0.62 $16.85 $35,040
Other Residential Care Facilities 880 0.56 $17.85 $37,120
Individual and Family Services 4,630 0.33 $18.76 $39,010
Death Care Services 390 0.30 $18.77 $39,050
Outpatient Care Centers 1,500 0.22 $22.33 $46,440

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 $28.72 $59,740
Elementary and Secondary Schools 5,110 0.06 $28.15 $58,550
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $25.24 $52,500
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 470 0.02 $24.69 $51,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,170 0.02 $24.34 $50,620


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 6,210 0.57 2.71 $26.58 $55,290
California 4,320 0.29 1.40 $24.01 $49,940
Florida 2,860 0.38 1.83 $18.31 $38,090
Illinois 1,640 0.29 1.37 $18.81 $39,120
New York 1,470 0.17 0.81 $21.58 $44,890




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 6,210 0.57 2.71 $26.58 $55,290
Louisiana 840 0.45 2.13 $17.66 $36,740
New Hampshire 260 0.42 1.98 $17.37 $36,120
Florida 2,860 0.38 1.83 $18.31 $38,090
Utah 450 0.36 1.73 $18.07 $37,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 250 0.11 0.51 $28.79 $59,870
Alaska 100 0.31 1.47 $26.75 $55,630
Texas 6,210 0.57 2.71 $26.58 $55,290
Oregon 260 0.16 0.74 $26.50 $55,120
New Jersey 1,090 0.28 1.36 $25.62 $53,290





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 1,910 0.69 3.30 $28.49 $59,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.33 1.55 $19.90 $41,390
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.32 1.54 $18.47 $38,420
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 940 0.44 2.09 $30.23 $62,870
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 710 0.14 0.65 $25.85 $53,780
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.57 2.71 $26.06 $54,200
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 530 0.46 2.19 $17.73 $36,880
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 500 0.58 2.76 $24.15 $50,240
Baltimore-Towson, MD 480 0.38 1.79 $16.59 $34,520
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 440 0.43 2.05 $22.33 $46,440




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 130 2.07 9.88 $18.43 $38,330
El Paso, TX 370 1.31 6.24 $18.19 $37,840
Racine, WI 100 1.30 6.20 $20.15 $41,920
Laredo, TX 100 1.13 5.40 $28.29 $58,850
Merced, CA 70 1.09 5.21 $19.07 $39,670
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 150 1.01 4.82 $17.20 $35,780
Alexandria, LA 60 0.93 4.43 $20.09 $41,780
San Angelo, TX 40 0.90 4.29 $24.55 $51,070
Corpus Christi, TX 160 0.86 4.11 $15.87 $33,000
Longview, TX 80 0.82 3.92 $25.79 $53,640




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)
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 200 0.24 1.12 $36.45 $75,810
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 300 0.33 1.55 $35.26 $73,340
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 0.38 $32.55 $67,710
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.21 0.99 $31.22 $64,940
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 50 0.24 1.15 $30.76 $63,970
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 160 0.13 0.60 $30.27 $62,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 940 0.44 2.09 $30.23 $62,870
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.28 1.35 $29.52 $61,390
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 390 0.43 2.05 $29.45 $61,260
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $29.43 $61,210

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 150 0.55 2.63 $25.87 $53,820
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.82 3.93 $19.20 $39,940
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.51 2.42 $26.43 $54,980
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.97 4.61 $28.00 $58,240
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.76 3.63 $17.32 $36,020

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 90 0.97 4.61 $28.00 $58,240
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.88 4.21 $16.26 $33,820
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.82 3.93 $19.20 $39,940
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.76 3.63 $17.32 $36,020
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 2.75 $16.90 $35,160

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)
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.97 4.61 $28.00 $58,240
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.50 2.39 $27.37 $56,940
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 1.51 $26.84 $55,820
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.51 2.42 $26.43 $54,980
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 1.64 $26.40 $54,910


About May 2013 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.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014