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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

21-1012 Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors

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)
296,460 0.8 % $29.33 $61,000 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.53 $21.16 $27.42 $35.79 $46.20
Annual Wage (2) $34,380 $44,010 $57,040 $74,430 $96,090


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 146,430 1.70 $32.53 $67,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70,480 2.28 $25.98 $54,030
Junior Colleges 24,420 3.43 $30.39 $63,210
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 10,520 3.23 $21.62 $44,960
Educational Support Services 8,310 4.23 $27.68 $57,570

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services 8,310 4.23 $27.68 $57,570
Junior Colleges 24,420 3.43 $30.39 $63,210
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 10,520 3.23 $21.62 $44,960
Technical and Trade Schools 3,770 2.78 $24.97 $51,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70,480 2.28 $25.98 $54,030

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) 780 0.04 $34.36 $71,470
Elementary and Secondary Schools 146,430 1.70 $32.53 $67,670
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $31.57 $65,660
Junior Colleges 24,420 3.43 $30.39 $63,210
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 210 0.02 $30.27 $62,960


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 32,650 1.88 0.93 $37.62 $78,250
New York 26,500 2.78 1.38 $33.12 $68,890
Texas 25,810 2.08 1.03 $29.07 $60,470
Florida 19,030 2.16 1.07 $24.14 $50,200
Illinois 13,210 2.19 1.09 $27.24 $56,650




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 1,030 3.36 1.67 $25.98 $54,030
Louisiana 6,160 3.20 1.59 $26.68 $55,500
New Hampshire 2,080 3.15 1.56 $26.76 $55,660
Arizona 8,850 3.09 1.53 $24.59 $51,140
Hawaii 1,780 2.80 1.39 $29.23 $60,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 32,650 1.88 0.93 $37.62 $78,250
New Jersey 7,010 1.72 0.85 $35.18 $73,160
Maryland 5,810 2.15 1.07 $33.84 $70,380
New York 26,500 2.78 1.38 $33.12 $68,890
District of Columbia 1,740 2.41 1.19 $33.08 $68,810





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 22,420 2.32 1.15 $35.43 $73,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 12,210 1.96 0.97 $38.45 $79,980
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 10,290 2.20 1.09 $28.30 $58,860
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 7,200 2.72 1.35 $24.47 $50,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,490 3.06 1.52 $25.43 $52,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,480 2.04 1.01 $37.00 $76,960
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,390 1.75 0.87 $31.15 $64,800
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,760 1.89 0.93 $30.75 $63,960
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,690 2.03 1.01 $33.70 $70,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,520 2.01 1.00 $29.19 $60,720