School Counselor salary in the United States

Average salary
$55,500/yr
Based on 16,770 income tax records
$26,000
$91,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$39K
 
$50K
 
$57K
 
$62K
 
$62K
$26,000
$91,000
How much do School Counselors make?
The average total salary for a School Counselor is $55,500 per year. This is based on data from 16,770 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as School Counselor and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. School Counselor salary can vary between $26,000 to $91,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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School Counselor salary by location

School Counselor salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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The City Of New York, Westchester County, NY
12 income tax records
$95,500/yr
$73K – $116K
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Riverside Unified School District, Riverside County, CA
41 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$57K – $116K
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Lake Washington Partners, King County, WA
25 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$65K – $115K
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State Of Delaware, New Castle County, DE
24 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$51K – $97K
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Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles County, CA
47 income tax records
$80,500/yr
$56K – $97K
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San Diego Unified School District, San Diego County, CA
22 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$41K – $95K
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Jefferson County Schools, Jefferson County, KY
30 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$53K – $93K
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Chicago Public Schools, Cook County, IL
95 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$30K – $102K
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Seattle School District, King County, WA
26 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$24K – $103K
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Clark County School District, Clark County, NV
94 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$42K – $93K
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Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery County, MD
43 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$41K – $104K
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Washoe County School District, Washoe County, NV
35 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$41K – $80K
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Spokane Public Schools, Spokane County, WA
22 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$44K – $88K
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Fort Worth Independent School, Tarrant County, TX
22 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$52K – $71K
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Loudoun County Public Schools, Loudoun County, VA
31 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$55K – $86K
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Cobb County School District, Cobb County, GA
21 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$39K – $87K
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Dallas Independent School District, Dallas County, TX
26 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$54K – $71K
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Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Anne Arundel County, MD
25 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$31K – $86K
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Prince William County Public Schools, Prince William County, VA
24 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$46K – $91K
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Broward County Public Schools, Broward County, FL
30 income tax records
$61,500/yr
$45K – $86K
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Portland Public Schools, Multnomah County, OR
45 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$21K – $91K
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FrankCrum, Jefferson County, CO
21 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$35K – $71K
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Northside Isd, Bexar County, TX
47 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$50K – $65K
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Davis School District, Davis County, UT
23 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$29K – $73K
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The School Board Of Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade County, FL
22 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$30K – $83K
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Austin Independent School District, Travis County, TX
20 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$48K – $63K
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Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Harris County, TX
35 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$45K – $71K
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Albuquerque Public Schools, Bexar County, TX
24 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$41K – $61K
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The School District Of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County, FL
43 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$31K – $77K
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Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore County, MD
48 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$46K – $94K
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Wake County Public School System, Wake County, NC
84 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$22K – $71K
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The School District Of Lee County, Lee County, FL
21 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$27K – $61K
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The School District Of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA
29 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$31K – $85K
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Orange County Public Schools, Orange County, FL
32 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$43K – $62K
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Gwinnett County Public Schools, Gwinnett County, GA
25 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$30K – $67K
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Hillsborough County Public Schools, Hillsborough County, FL
35 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$39K – $72K
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Mecklenburg County, NC
52 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$22K – $73K
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Pinellas County School, Pinellas County, FL
28 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$35K – $61K
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Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Beach County, VA
33 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$41K – $77K
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Douglas County School District, Douglas County, NE
21 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$41K – $67K
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Hamilton County Dept Of Educatio, Hamilton County, TN
34 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$43K – $72K
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Rutherford Co Board Of Educ, Rutherford County, TN
21 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$43K – $61K
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Metro Nashville Public Schools, Davidson County, TN
22 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$43K – $62K
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Guilford County Schools, Guilford County, NC
22 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$42K – $65K
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Polk County Public Schools, Polk County, FL
25 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$33K – $64K
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Duval County Public Schools, Duval County, FL
28 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$33K – $62K
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Knox County Schools, Knox County, TN
26 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$30K – $60K
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Chesterfield County Public Schools, Chesterfield County, VA
21 income tax records
$46,500/yr
$19K – $59K
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North East Independent School District, Bernalillo County, NM
28 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$34K – $55K
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Greenville County Schools, Greenville County, SC
31 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$24K – $66K

School Counselor demographics in United States

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47% are single
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53% are married
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53% have kids
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66% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for School Counselors in United States

16,770 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a school counselor in the United States is $55,500 per year. School counselor salaries in the United States can vary between $26,000 to $91,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 16,770 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as school counselor.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for school counselors in the United States: The City of New York ($95,500 a year), Riverside Unified School District ($91,000 a year), and Lake Washington Partners ($90,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for school counselors in the United States: Seattle Metro Area, WA ($75,000 a year), Riverside Metro Area, CA ($72,500 a year), and San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($69,500 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.