How much do Counselors earn in the United States?
The average salary for a counselor is $60,426
1,582 salaries reported. Updated 24 September 2021
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How much does a Counselor make?
In the United States, the average pay for a counselor as of September 2021 is approximately $50,000 per year. Breaking it down, that works out to be approximately $25.64 per hour and $4,167 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.
Comparing Counselor Salaries
DirectlyApply has seen counselor salaries ranging from a high of $90,000 per year to a low of $26,813 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of counselors currently sit between $32,799 per year and $69,676 per year.
To be considered a top earning counselor you would be expected to be making in excess of $90,000 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $32,799 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.
However interestingly, the average pay range for a counselor can vary significantly (by as much as $57,201 per year) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.
How does Counselor pay compare across the United States?
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