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School Counselor salary in the United States

Average salary
$52,500/yr
Based on 9,147 income tax records
$26,000
$86,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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$26,000
$86,000
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a School Counselor in the United States is $52,500 per year. These insights are exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 9,147 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported this type of occupation. School Counselor salaries in the United States can vary between $26,000 to $86,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, and more. Read more
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School Counselor salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Spokane Metro Area, WA
35 income tax records
$72,500/yr
$61K – $77K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
189 income tax records
$71,500/yr
$62K – $82K
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Riverside Metro Area, CA
73 income tax records
$71,500/yr
$57K – $81K
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New York Metro Area, NY
291 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$52K – $81K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
141 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$51K – $78K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
89 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$57K – $74K
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San Diego Metro Area, CA
72 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$50K – $75K
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Sacramento Metro Area, CA
55 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$52K – $78K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
283 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$53K – $71K
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Houston Metro Area, TX
234 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$54K – $64K
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Portland Metro Area, OR
110 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$48K – $70K
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Baltimore Metro Area, MD
107 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$48K – $67K
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Urban Honolulu Metro Area, HI
34 income tax records
$58,000/yr
$52K – $66K
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Louisville Metro Area, KY
43 income tax records
$58,000/yr
$50K – $67K
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Hartford Metro Area, CT
73 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$52K – $70K
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Harrisburg Metro Area, PA
33 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$53K – $62K
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Dallas Metro Area, TX
305 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$53K – $62K
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Chicago Metro Area, IL
205 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$47K – $70K
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Las Vegas Metro Area, NV
70 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$50K – $65K
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Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
180 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$47K – $70K
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Rochester Metro Area, NY
60 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$48K – $65K
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San Antonio Metro Area, TX
124 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$53K – $58K
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Albany Metro Area, NY
42 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$46K – $62K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
134 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$45K – $65K
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Minneapolis Metro Area, MN
91 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$46K – $63K
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Atlanta Metro Area, GA
199 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$45K – $62K
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Cincinnati Metro Area, OH
69 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$45K – $61K
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Austin Metro Area, TX
85 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$50K – $56K
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Pittsburgh Metro Area, PA
64 income tax records
$51,500/yr
$45K – $60K
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Columbus Metro Area, OH
49 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$40K – $58K
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Denver Metro Area, CO
127 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$42K – $60K
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St. Louis Metro Area, MO
72 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$42K – $55K
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Detroit Metro Area, MI
48 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$41K – $60K
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Oklahoma City Metro Area, OK
43 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$46K – $53K
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Miami Metro Area, FL
91 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$42K – $56K
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Milwaukee Metro Area, WI
54 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$42K – $58K
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Raleigh Metro Area, NC
68 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$44K – $55K
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Virginia Beach Metro Area, VA
85 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$44K – $53K
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Memphis Metro Area, TN
41 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$44K – $58K
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Cleveland Metro Area, OH
42 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$38K – $62K
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Charlotte Metro Area, NC
110 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$42K – $54K
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Tampa Metro Area, FL
97 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$44K – $54K
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Kansas City Metro Area, MO
72 income tax records
$47,000/yr
$41K – $56K
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Orlando Metro Area, FL
58 income tax records
$46,500/yr
$43K – $52K
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Indianapolis Metro Area, IN
78 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$42K – $53K
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Richmond Metro Area, VA
83 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$43K – $50K
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Phoenix Metro Area, AZ
85 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$39K – $53K
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Nashville Metro Area, TN
74 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$42K – $50K
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Jacksonville Metro Area, FL
42 income tax records
$44,500/yr
$41K – $49K
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Colorado Springs Metro Area, CO
49 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$39K – $46K

School Counselor salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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The City Of New York, Kings County, NY
12 income tax records
$85,500/yr
$70K – $109K
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Lake Washington Partners, King County, WA
12 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$71K – $99K
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Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles County, CA
20 income tax records
$80,500/yr
$73K – $87K
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Riverside Unified School District, Riverside County, CA
23 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$64K – $85K
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Jefferson County Schools, Jefferson County, KY
15 income tax records
$75,000/yr
$65K – $81K
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San Diego Unified School District, San Diego County, CA
17 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$55K – $77K
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State Of Delaware, New Castle County, DE
13 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$60K – $80K
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The School District Of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA
10 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$55K – $76K
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Seattle School District, King County, WA
14 income tax records
$69,500/yr
$65K – $72K
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Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery County, MD
22 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$57K – $80K
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Anchorage School District, Anchorage County, AK
12 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$58K – $74K
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Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax County, VA
40 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$56K – $72K
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Chicago Public Schools, Cook County, IL
41 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$57K – $76K
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Loudoun County Public Schools, Loudoun County, VA
14 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$58K – $71K
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Washoe County School District, Washoe County, NV
18 income tax records
$61,500/yr
$51K – $66K
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Denver Public Schools, Denver County, CO
10 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$52K – $67K
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Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Harris County, TX
21 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$58K – $64K
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Fort Worth Independent School, Tarrant County, TX
12 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$56K – $61K
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Lewisville Independent School District, Denton County, TX
10 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$54K – $61K
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Socorro Independent School District, El Paso County, TX
11 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$53K – $59K
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Houston Isd, Harris County, TX
13 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$53K – $58K
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Clark County School District, Clark County, NV
55 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$51K – $63K
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State Of Hawaii, Honolulu County, HI
25 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$52K – $63K
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Dallas Independent School District, Dallas County, TX
14 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$53K – $58K
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Broward County Public Schools, Broward County, FL
20 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$53K – $67K
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Northside Isd, Bexar County, TX
29 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$55K – $58K
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Portland Public Schools, Multnomah County, OR
17 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$49K – $66K
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Killeen Independent School District, Bell County, TX
10 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$54K – $57K
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Unified School District, Sedgwick County, KS
14 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$49K – $62K
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Davis School District, Davis County, UT
10 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$52K – $63K
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Prince William County Public Schools, Prince William County, VA
11 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$51K – $63K
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Round Rock Independent School District, Williamson County, TX
10 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$53K – $56K
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Hillsborough County Public Schools, Hillsborough County, FL
29 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$47K – $60K
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Albuquerque Public Schools, Bexar County, TX
13 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$50K – $55K
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New Hanover Co Schools, New Hanover County, NC
10 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$48K – $55K
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Wake County Public School System, Wake County, NC
33 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$45K – $57K
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Hamilton County Dept Of Educatio, Hamilton County, TN
19 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$45K – $56K
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Austin Independent School District, Travis County, TX
18 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$49K – $51K
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Rutherford Co Board Of Educ, Rutherford County, TN
11 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$44K – $55K
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Cobb County School District, Cobb County, GA
10 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$27K – $60K
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Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore County, MD
25 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$44K – $62K
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The School Board Of Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade County, FL
18 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$45K – $53K
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Shelby County Schools, Shelby County, TN
10 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$46K – $58K
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Polk County Public Schools, Polk County, FL
11 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$45K – $54K
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Charleston County School District, Charleston County, SC
12 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$42K – $57K
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Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Beach County, VA
19 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$46K – $53K
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Mecklenburg County, NC
28 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$46K – $56K
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Pinellas County School, Pinellas County, FL
13 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$46K – $50K
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The School District Of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County, FL
20 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$40K – $54K
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Greenville County Schools, Greenville County, SC
20 income tax records
$47,000/yr
$41K – $51K

School Counselor demographics in the United States

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47% are single
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53% are married
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54% have kids
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63% own a home

School Counselor salaries by age

$0
$15,250
$30,500
$45,750
$61,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for School Counselors in the United States

9,147 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a school counselor in the United States is $52,500 per year. School counselor salaries in the United States can vary between $26,000 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 9,147 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 ($85,500 a year), Lake Washington Partners ($81,500 a year), and Los Angeles Unified School District ($80,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for school counselors in the United States: Spokane Metro Area, WA ($72,500 a year), Seattle Metro Area, WA ($71,500 a year), and Riverside Metro Area, CA ($71,500 a year).
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**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.