Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
28,380 2.6 % $22.90 $47,640 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.05 $15.79 $21.32 $28.80 $35.97
Annual Wage (2) $25,070 $32,850 $44,350 $59,900 $74,810


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 4,840 0.29 $20.02 $41,640
Elementary and Secondary Schools 4,830 0.06 $30.49 $63,410
State Government (OES Designation) 3,320 0.15 $21.60 $44,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,670 0.05 $23.65 $49,190
Outpatient Care Centers 1,660 0.20 $23.57 $49,030

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 730 0.45 $16.31 $33,930
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 700 0.43 $18.76 $39,020
Individual and Family Services 4,840 0.29 $20.02 $41,640
Outpatient Care Centers 1,660 0.20 $23.57 $49,030
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 630 0.19 $18.11 $37,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 4,830 0.06 $30.49 $63,410
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $29.01 $60,340
Insurance Carriers 180 0.02 $27.99 $58,220
Employment Services 330 0.01 $26.33 $54,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 680 0.02 $25.64 $53,330


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)
Texas 5,470 0.47 2.31 $29.28 $60,900
California 3,390 0.21 1.05 $21.64 $45,010
Florida 2,460 0.30 1.48 $21.89 $45,540
Louisiana 2,160 1.13 5.57 $17.69 $36,790
Illinois 1,780 0.30 1.49 $16.93 $35,220




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 2,160 1.13 5.57 $17.69 $36,790
Texas 5,470 0.47 2.31 $29.28 $60,900
Alaska 150 0.46 2.27 $25.45 $52,940
North Dakota 190 0.44 2.16 $23.89 $49,680
Connecticut 620 0.37 1.84 $23.51 $48,890




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 980 0.25 1.22 $31.02 $64,530
Texas 5,470 0.47 2.31 $29.28 $60,900
Arizona 460 0.17 0.87 $28.68 $59,660
Colorado 310 0.12 0.61 $27.37 $56,940
New York 800 0.09 0.43 $26.41 $54,920





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,510 0.51 2.55 $30.89 $64,250
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.43 2.11 $33.14 $68,940
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 870 0.13 0.66 $29.04 $60,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 830 0.23 1.13 $17.12 $35,610
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 520 0.46 2.29 $26.42 $54,960
Austin-Round Rock, TX 480 0.50 2.48 $23.26 $48,370
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 450 0.81 4.02 $17.44 $36,280
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 430 0.44 2.18 $29.89 $62,160
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 430 0.23 1.12 $22.31 $46,390
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 420 0.31 1.55 $17.81 $37,040




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)
Hammond, LA 90 2.07 10.25 $18.79 $39,090
Monroe, LA 110 1.44 7.14 $18.88 $39,280
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 220 1.24 6.11 $20.39 $42,410
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 110 1.19 5.88 $17.91 $37,260
Punta Gorda, FL 40 1.00 4.93 $12.08 $25,120
Baton Rouge, LA 390 0.98 4.87 $18.18 $37,810
Cedar Rapids, IA 140 0.96 4.73 $16.36 $34,030
Bismarck, ND 70 0.93 4.60 $22.14 $46,060
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 450 0.81 4.02 $17.44 $36,280
El Paso, TX 240 0.81 4.01 $29.33 $61,010




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)
Trenton, NJ 150 0.67 3.32 $43.11 $89,680
Tucson, AZ 120 0.34 1.67 $36.55 $76,020
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 40 0.10 0.50 $33.65 $70,000
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.43 2.11 $33.14 $68,940
Waterbury, CT 40 0.60 2.97 $32.13 $66,820
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $31.33 $65,170
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 0.52 2.56 $30.96 $64,400
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 150 0.59 2.92 $30.92 $64,310
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.23 1.12 $30.91 $64,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,510 0.51 2.55 $30.89 $64,250

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)
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 260 3.92 19.41 $12.72 $26,460
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 200 1.48 7.33 $17.81 $37,030
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.63 3.13 $26.40 $54,920
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.79 3.93 $26.90 $55,960
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.62 3.08 $20.64 $42,930

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 3.92 19.41 $12.72 $26,460
Washington Parish Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 30 3.69 18.25 $17.57 $36,550
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 100 1.72 8.50 $17.67 $36,760
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 200 1.48 7.33 $17.81 $37,030
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.41 6.99 $16.22 $33,750

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)
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.57 2.80 $28.59 $59,470
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 2.11 $28.49 $59,250
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.44 $28.27 $58,800
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 2.59 $27.49 $57,180
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.79 3.93 $26.90 $55,960


About May 2016 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.

(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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017