Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
271,350 0.9 % $28.18 $58,620 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.70 $20.33 $26.64 $34.73 $44.21
Annual Wage (2) $32,660 $42,290 $55,410 $72,240 $91,960


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 133,780 1.58 $31.82 $66,180
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 62,430 2.07 $24.97 $51,950
Junior Colleges 21,270 2.89 $28.10 $58,440
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 12,070 3.65 $19.82 $41,230
Individual and Family Services 7,550 0.33 $20.96 $43,600

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 12,070 3.65 $19.82 $41,230
Educational Support Services 5,640 3.17 $27.37 $56,930
Junior Colleges 21,270 2.89 $28.10 $58,440
Technical and Trade Schools 3,140 2.35 $25.40 $52,840
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 62,430 2.07 $24.97 $51,950

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) 820 0.04 $33.88 $70,470
Insurance Carriers 90 0.01 $32.74 $68,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 270 (7) $32.32 $67,220
Elementary and Secondary Schools 133,780 1.58 $31.82 $66,180
Office Administrative Services 110 0.02 $29.79 $61,960


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 30,050 1.80 0.95 $32.69 $68,000
Texas 24,380 2.05 1.08 $28.95 $60,210
New York 22,430 2.44 1.28 $32.26 $67,100
Florida 14,820 1.76 0.92 $23.70 $49,300
Illinois 11,180 1.89 0.99 $27.19 $56,550




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 940 3.07 1.61 $25.85 $53,770
Connecticut 4,780 2.89 1.52 $31.21 $64,910
Arizona 7,760 2.87 1.51 $25.56 $53,160
Hawaii 1,590 2.52 1.32 $27.28 $56,750
Georgia 10,770 2.50 1.31 $26.66 $55,450




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 6,960 1.74 0.91 $34.71 $72,190
Alaska 640 2.03 1.06 $33.57 $69,820
California 30,050 1.80 0.95 $32.69 $68,000
New York 22,430 2.44 1.28 $32.26 $67,100
Massachusetts 7,410 2.10 1.10 $32.04 $66,640



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,550 2.17 1.14 $33.98 $70,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,680 1.96 1.03 $35.51 $73,870
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,350 2.01 1.05 $28.06 $58,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,160 2.35 1.24 $27.34 $56,870
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,510 2.78 1.46 $27.63 $57,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,390 2.14 1.12 $34.08 $70,880
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,240 1.79 0.94 $30.12 $62,650
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,530 1.82 0.95 $32.47 $67,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,130 1.62 0.85 $28.06 $58,370
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,080 1.67 0.88 $34.08 $70,880


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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)
Ithaca, NY 480 9.48 4.98 $33.77 $70,240
Columbia, MO 600 6.47 3.40 $21.53 $44,790
Athens-Clarke County, GA 540 6.26 3.29 $23.21 $48,270
College Station-Bryan, TX 610 5.49 2.89 $23.71 $49,320
Auburn-Opelika, AL 310 5.46 2.87 $24.31 $50,570
Flagstaff, AZ 330 5.45 2.86 $18.55 $38,580
Corvallis, OR 170 4.80 2.52 $23.67 $49,230
Carbondale-Marion, IL 240 4.57 2.40 $18.32 $38,100
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 420 4.55 2.39 $23.26 $48,380
Provo-Orem, UT 940 4.09 2.15 $20.65 $42,940