Counselor salary in California

Average salary
Based on 1,796 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Counselors make?
The average total salary for a Counselor is $52,000 per year. This is based on data from 1,796 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Counselor and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Counselor salary can vary between $21,000 to $111,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Counselor salary by company

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Salary range**
Los Angeles Community College Di, California
13 income tax records
$74K – $157K
Los Angeles Unified School District, California
23 income tax records
$66K – $99K
Riverside Unified School District, California
17 income tax records
$61K – $130K
US Department Of Defense, California
19 income tax records
$48K – $94K
Foothillde Anza Comm Col Dist, California
11 income tax records
$38K – $100K
University Of California, California
18 income tax records
$35K – $67K
State Of California, California
65 income tax records
$39K – $73K
Healthright 360, California
12 income tax records
$18K – $72K
Addiction Research And Treatment, California
12 income tax records
$22K – $53K
Progress Foundation, California
20 income tax records
$27K – $57K
Tarzana Treatment, California
11 income tax records
$34K – $55K

Counselor demographics in California

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65% are single
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35% are married
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42% have kids
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46% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Counselors in California

1,796 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a counselor in California is $52,000 per year. Counselor salaries in California can vary between $21,000 to $111,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,796 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as counselor.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for counselors in California: Los Angeles Community College Di ($128,500 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 California: San Jose, CA ($67,000 a year), San Bernardino, CA ($61,500 a year), and Torrance, CA ($57,500 a year).
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
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.