Counselor salary in the United States

Average salary
$47,000/yr
Based on 17,644 income tax records
$20,500
$86,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
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56+
 
$33K
 
$43K
 
$50K
 
$51K
 
$47K
$20,500
$86,000
How much do Counselors make?
The average total salary for a Counselor is $47,000 per year. This is based on data from 17,644 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Counselor and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Counselor salary can vary between $20,500 to $86,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

Counselor salary by location

Counselor salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Los Angeles Community College Di, Los Angeles County, CA
10 income tax records
$115,500/yr
$74K – $147K
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Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles County, CA
23 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$66K – $99K
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Riverside Unified School District, Riverside County, CA
15 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$61K – $113K
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Chicago Public Schools, Cook County, IL
16 income tax records
$80,500/yr
$39K – $108K
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Clark County School District, Clark County, NV
20 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$54K – $96K
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Grand Canyon Education, Maricopa County, AZ
35 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$37K – $86K
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Fort Worth Independent School, Tarrant County, TX
11 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$32K – $72K
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Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Harris County, TX
18 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$49K – $72K
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El Paso Independent School District, El Paso County, TX
13 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$53K – $68K
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Mhmra Of Harris County, Harris County, TX
16 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$40K – $74K
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State Of Hawaii, Honolulu County, HI
22 income tax records
$58,000/yr
$44K – $73K
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Northside Isd, Bexar County, TX
24 income tax records
$58,000/yr
$46K – $64K
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Lewisville Independent School District, Denton County, TX
10 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$38K – $68K
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Albuquerque Public Schools, Bexar County, TX
19 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$33K – $68K
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Department Of Social Services, Pierce County, WA
20 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$35K – $64K
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Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Franklin County, OH
11 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$33K – $69K
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Houston Isd, Harris County, TX
11 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$42K – $64K
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Unified School District, Sedgwick County, KS
10 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$35K – $69K
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North East Independent School District, Bernalillo County, NM
10 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$43K – $64K
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Maryhaven, Franklin County, OH
11 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$33K – $74K
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Center For Health Care, Bexar County, TX
11 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$36K – $58K
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Tarzana Treatment, Los Angeles County, CA
10 income tax records
$42,000/yr
$34K – $55K
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New River Valley Community Servi, Montgomery County, VA
11 income tax records
$41,500/yr
$34K – $48K
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Transitional Services, Erie County, NY
13 income tax records
$40,500/yr
$33K – $47K
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Youth Villages, Shelby County, TN
21 income tax records
$40,000/yr
$28K – $52K
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State Of South Carolina, Greenville County, SC
12 income tax records
$39,000/yr
$28K – $50K
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Shelby County Government, Shelby County, TN
12 income tax records
$39,000/yr
$31K – $61K
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Mercy Life Center Corpor Ation, Allegheny County, PA
10 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$26K – $50K

Counselor demographics in United States

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57% are single
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43% are married
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45% have kids
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53% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Counselors in United States

17,644 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a counselor in the United States is $47,000 per year. Counselor salaries in the United States can vary between $20,500 to $86,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 17,644 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as counselor.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for counselors in the United States: Los Angeles Community College Di ($115,500 a year), Los Angeles Unified School District ($81,500 a year), and Riverside Unified School District ($81,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for counselors in the United States: San Jose Metro Area, CA ($69,000 a year), McAllen Metro Area, TX ($61,000 a year), and Las Vegas Metro Area, NV ($60,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.