Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
27,150 3.4 % $22.89 $47,600 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.22 $15.77 $20.85 $28.82 $36.49
Annual Wage (2) $25,420 $32,800 $43,370 $59,940 $75,890


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 5,240 0.23 $20.16 $41,920
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3,750 0.04 $31.26 $65,020
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,570 0.05 $24.39 $50,730
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,570 0.12 $22.63 $47,060
Outpatient Care Centers 1,530 0.17 $22.44 $46,680

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 890 0.53 $18.65 $38,800
Other Residential Care Facilities 660 0.41 $16.62 $34,560
Individual and Family Services 5,240 0.23 $20.16 $41,920
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 630 0.19 $21.00 $43,680
Civic and Social Organizations 650 0.17 $14.60 $30,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3,750 0.04 $31.26 $65,020
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 30 0.01 $28.93 $60,180
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) (8) (8) $28.74 $59,770
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 $27.40 $57,000
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 200 0.01 $27.23 $56,630


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 4,600 0.39 2.03 $29.24 $60,820
California 4,150 0.25 1.30 $22.57 $46,950
Florida 2,720 0.32 1.69 $19.37 $40,290
Illinois 2,210 0.37 1.96 $17.40 $36,190
Ohio 1,070 0.20 1.05 $21.40 $44,510




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)
North Dakota 220 0.53 2.76 $24.20 $50,340
Louisiana 980 0.51 2.70 $17.93 $37,300
Connecticut 750 0.45 2.38 $24.52 $51,000
Texas 4,600 0.39 2.03 $29.24 $60,820
Illinois 2,210 0.37 1.96 $17.40 $36,190




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 940 0.23 1.23 $32.32 $67,230
Oklahoma (8) (8) (8) $29.29 $60,930
Texas 4,600 0.39 2.03 $29.24 $60,820
Colorado 290 0.11 0.59 $27.00 $56,160
Alaska 100 0.30 1.59 $26.91 $55,970



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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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,240 0.42 2.23 $30.64 $63,730
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.29 1.53 $16.86 $35,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 910 0.36 1.91 $34.23 $71,200
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 780 0.12 0.61 $29.07 $60,460
Modesto, CA 590 3.24 16.99 $16.05 $33,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.12 0.64 $21.14 $43,980
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 520 0.41 2.14 $19.03 $39,590
Austin-Round Rock, TX 460 0.47 2.44 $23.96 $49,830
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 400 0.40 2.11 $30.56 $63,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 390 0.16 0.82 $22.88 $47,590


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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)
Modesto, CA 590 3.24 16.99 $16.05 $33,390
Decatur, IL 70 1.49 7.80 $14.80 $30,770
Cedar Rapids, IA 140 0.98 5.13 $17.13 $35,620
Bismarck, ND 70 0.98 5.13 $22.11 $45,990
Punta Gorda, FL 40 0.80 4.21 $11.88 $24,700
Wichita Falls, TX 40 0.76 3.98 $24.02 $49,960
Grand Forks, ND-MN 40 0.74 3.90 $22.38 $46,560
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 60 0.68 3.59 $18.99 $39,510
Waterbury, CT 50 0.67 3.53 $32.79 $68,190
Trenton, NJ 150 0.67 3.50 (8) (8)


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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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 910 0.36 1.91 $34.23 $71,200
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 90 0.35 1.85 $33.87 $70,460
Oklahoma City, OK (8) (8) (8) $33.57 $69,810
Waterbury, CT 50 0.67 3.53 $32.79 $68,190
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 40 0.08 0.41 $32.58 $67,770
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 80 0.06 0.30 $32.17 $66,920
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $31.48 $65,480
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.15 0.81 $31.05 $64,590
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.21 1.13 $30.96 $64,390
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,240 0.42 2.23 $30.64 $63,730

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 190 1.13 5.91 $13.22 $27,500
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 190 2.85 14.99 $10.66 $22,160
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.72 3.78 $20.54 $42,720
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.49 2.57 $27.95 $58,130
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.56 2.96 $26.90 $55,950

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 190 2.85 14.99 $10.66 $22,160
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 190 1.13 5.91 $13.22 $27,500
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 0.86 4.51 $17.66 $36,740
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.72 3.78 $20.54 $42,720
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.60 3.15 $23.40 $48,670

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 Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.82 $62,020
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.40 $61,150
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 2.21 $28.95 $60,220
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.49 2.57 $27.95 $58,130
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 2.77 $27.03 $56,220


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018