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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
26,530 3.2 % $22.95 $47,740 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.55 $15.62 $20.26 $28.53 $37.17
Annual Wage (2) $26,100 $32,490 $42,130 $59,340 $77,310


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)
Individual and Family Services 4,830 0.20 $21.47 $44,650
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,040 0.19 $20.88 $43,440
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,890 0.05 $28.37 $59,020
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,140 0.03 $29.57 $61,510
Outpatient Care Centers 1,440 0.16 $23.95 $49,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Residential Care Facilities 660 0.41 $15.31 $31,850
Civic and Social Organizations 840 0.22 $14.76 $30,710
Individual and Family Services 4,830 0.20 $21.47 $44,650
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 4,040 0.19 $20.88 $43,440
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 1,160 0.18 $17.53 $36,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,140 0.03 $29.57 $61,510
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) (8) (8) $29.23 $60,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 980 0.03 $28.47 $59,220
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,890 0.05 $28.37 $59,020
Employment Services 160 (7) $27.05 $56,260


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 4,450 0.26 1.43 $27.16 $56,500
Texas 2,660 0.22 1.20 $27.94 $58,110
Florida 2,530 0.29 1.60 $19.50 $40,550
Louisiana 2,190 1.14 6.23 $17.73 $36,870
Illinois 2,040 0.34 1.85 $17.79 $37,010




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)
Louisiana 2,190 1.14 6.23 $17.73 $36,870
North Dakota 260 0.63 3.42 $22.21 $46,200
West Virginia 300 0.44 2.38 $14.44 $30,040
District of Columbia 300 0.42 2.29 $22.75 $47,320
Utah 500 0.34 1.88 $18.86 $39,220




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 1,320 0.33 1.77 $30.22 $62,860
Nevada 30 0.02 0.12 $29.37 $61,100
Alabama 110 0.06 0.30 $28.44 $59,150
Alaska 100 0.30 1.65 $28.27 $58,800
Texas 2,660 0.22 1.20 $27.94 $58,110





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 1,260 0.13 0.73 $27.93 $58,090
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,060 0.23 1.24 $18.18 $37,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 880 0.33 1.80 $15.52 $32,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 860 0.14 0.77 $25.39 $52,800
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 790 0.30 1.66 $22.89 $47,610
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 790 0.32 1.77 $33.02 $68,670
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 760 0.21 1.16 $30.52 $63,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 640 0.21 1.12 $19.98 $41,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 640 0.21 1.17 $30.80 $64,070
Modesto, CA 580 3.17 17.27 $16.41 $34,130




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)
Modesto, CA 580 3.17 17.27 $16.41 $34,130
Hammond, LA 90 2.04 11.16 $17.17 $35,720
Bismarck, ND 140 1.98 10.78 $19.57 $40,710
Alexandria, LA 100 1.70 9.28 $20.48 $42,610
Decatur, IL 70 1.36 7.44 $14.90 $30,990
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 90 1.05 5.73 $19.03 $39,590
Cedar Rapids, IA 150 1.04 5.69 $18.64 $38,780
Champaign-Urbana, IL 90 0.94 5.11 (8) (8)
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 420 0.76 4.15 $19.15 $39,830
Santa Rosa, CA 150 0.75 4.09 $27.54 $57,280




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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 300 0.27 1.45 $48.39 $100,640
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA (8) (8) (8) $40.90 $85,070
Trenton, NJ 170 0.73 4.00 $40.71 $84,680
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 790 0.32 1.77 $33.02 $68,670
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 40 0.14 0.79 $31.34 $65,180
Anchorage, AK 40 0.21 1.15 $31.32 $65,140
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 160 0.11 0.60 $31.00 $64,480
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 0.50 2.75 $30.99 $64,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 640 0.21 1.17 $30.80 $64,070
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 760 0.21 1.16 $30.52 $63,490

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)
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 260 3.79 20.67 $17.69 $36,800
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 260 3.96 21.62 $12.85 $26,720
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 200 1.18 6.43 $13.37 $27,800
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.66 3.60 $21.19 $44,070
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 110 0.71 3.88 $12.42 $25,820

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)
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 260 3.96 21.62 $12.85 $26,720
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 260 3.79 20.67 $17.69 $36,800
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 200 1.18 6.43 $13.37 $27,800
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 110 0.90 4.92 $18.37 $38,220
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.88 4.80 $10.79 $22,450

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.46 $67,520
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.04 $62,490
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 2.66 $29.51 $61,390
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.90 $29.36 $61,080
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 2.10 $27.89 $58,010


About May 2018 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019