Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
260,670 0.8 % $27.70 $57,620 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.58 $20.02 $26.23 $34.10 $43.28
Annual Wage (2) $32,400 $41,650 $54,560 $70,930 $90,030


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 128,950 1.53 $31.28 $65,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 57,450 1.91 $24.64 $51,260
Junior Colleges 21,300 2.83 $27.57 $57,340
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 12,610 3.82 $18.92 $39,360
Individual and Family Services 7,540 0.45 $21.37 $44,460

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 12,610 3.82 $18.92 $39,360
Educational Support Services 5,020 2.90 $26.30 $54,700
Junior Colleges 21,300 2.83 $27.57 $57,340
Technical and Trade Schools 3,210 2.32 $25.39 $52,820
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 57,450 1.91 $24.64 $51,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 60 0.01 $34.04 $70,790
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 860 0.04 $32.91 $68,450
Elementary and Secondary Schools 128,950 1.53 $31.28 $65,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 320 0.01 $30.34 $63,120
Office Administrative Services 220 0.05 $30.30 $63,030


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 28,560 1.79 0.96 $31.06 $64,600
Texas 23,890 2.03 1.10 $27.88 $57,980
New York 22,630 2.49 1.34 $31.90 $66,350
Florida 11,230 1.37 0.74 $25.62 $53,300
Illinois 10,340 1.75 0.94 $27.55 $57,300




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)
Arizona 7,710 2.91 1.57 $24.97 $51,940
Connecticut 4,650 2.79 1.50 $30.13 $62,680
Vermont 770 2.51 1.35 $26.47 $55,070
New York 22,630 2.49 1.34 $31.90 $66,350
Alaska 790 2.44 1.31 $34.44 $71,630




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 6,800 1.72 0.93 $34.71 $72,200
Alaska 790 2.44 1.31 $34.44 $71,630
New York 22,630 2.49 1.34 $31.90 $66,350
Massachusetts 7,240 2.09 1.13 $31.68 $65,890
California 28,560 1.79 0.96 $31.06 $64,600





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 14,980 2.27 1.22 $33.68 $70,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,070 1.91 1.03 $33.02 $68,690
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,830 1.88 1.01 $28.87 $60,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,780 2.26 1.22 $27.03 $56,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,470 2.83 1.52 $26.98 $56,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,120 2.05 1.11 $34.25 $71,240
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,030 1.71 0.92 $28.86 $60,020
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,300 1.77 0.95 $30.95 $64,370
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,270 1.81 0.98 $33.18 $69,010
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,000 2.23 1.20 $28.16 $58,570