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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
285,460 0.9 % $28.93 $60,160 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.16 $20.77 $27.07 $35.45 $45.52
Annual Wage (2) $33,610 $43,210 $56,310 $73,740 $94,690


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 141,390 1.65 $32.17 $66,910
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 66,930 2.20 $25.57 $53,180
Junior Colleges 22,980 3.19 $29.75 $61,880
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 11,290 3.48 $20.65 $42,960
Individual and Family Services 6,950 0.29 $21.61 $44,940

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 6,540 3.56 $28.62 $59,530
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 11,290 3.48 $20.65 $42,960
Junior Colleges 22,980 3.19 $29.75 $61,880
Technical and Trade Schools 3,470 2.58 $26.91 $55,960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 66,930 2.20 $25.57 $53,180

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) 770 0.04 $34.47 $71,690
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $34.13 $70,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 280 0.01 $33.26 $69,170
Elementary and Secondary Schools 141,390 1.65 $32.17 $66,910
Office Administrative Services 100 0.02 $31.30 $65,110


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 32,400 1.91 0.97 $35.83 $74,530
Texas 25,670 2.12 1.07 $28.88 $60,080
New York 24,940 2.66 1.35 $32.66 $67,920
Florida 16,340 1.90 0.96 $24.21 $50,350
Illinois 12,620 2.11 1.07 $27.18 $56,540




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 960 3.15 1.60 $26.34 $54,790
Connecticut 4,700 2.83 1.44 $31.50 $65,510
Arizona 7,870 2.82 1.43 $25.95 $53,980
New Hampshire 1,800 2.75 1.40 $25.52 $53,070
New York 24,940 2.66 1.35 $32.66 $67,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 32,400 1.91 0.97 $35.83 $74,530
New Jersey 7,090 1.75 0.89 $34.64 $72,050
Massachusetts 8,050 2.25 1.14 $33.45 $69,570
New York 24,940 2.66 1.35 $32.66 $67,920
District of Columbia 1,740 2.44 1.24 $32.24 $67,050





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 21,150 2.23 1.13 $34.97 $72,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,630 1.90 0.96 $37.38 $77,750
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,790 2.11 1.07 $28.34 $58,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,150 2.28 1.16 $34.83 $72,440
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,280 1.76 0.89 $31.56 $65,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,980 2.01 1.02 $29.87 $62,120
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,680 2.76 1.40 $27.50 $57,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,590 2.08 1.06 $28.16 $58,570
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,390 1.95 0.99 $34.58 $71,920
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,000 1.93 0.98 $23.52 $48,920