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What You Need to Know About Counselors

Example of a Counselor Job All counselors not listed separately.

  • Adoption Counselor
  • Faith Healer
  • Life Coach
  • Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS)
  • Peer Counselor

Job Outlook for Counselors

In the United States, there were 31,800 jobs for Counselors in 2016.

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 14.3% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 4,500 new jobs for Counselors by 2026. There will be an estimated 3,900 positions for Counselor per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Counselors in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Counselors are Texas, Florida, and California.

Watch out if you plan on working in Rhode Island, Idaho, or Hawaii. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Salary for Counselors

The typical yearly salary for Counselors is somewhere between $26,100 and $77,310. The median salary is $42,130.

Salary Ranges for Counselors

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for jobs of this type in different U.S. states.

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

New Jersey

$62,860

Nevada

$61,100

Alabama

$59,150

Alaska

$58,800

Texas

$58,110

Connecticut

$57,290

Pennsylvania

$57,120

Oregon

$57,120

Hawaii

$56,530

California

$56,500

Colorado

$55,730

Washington

$55,250

Indiana

$54,020

New Mexico

$52,450

New York

$51,310

Massachusetts

$47,680

Minnesota

$47,440

District of Columbia

$47,320

Arizona

$47,000

Wisconsin

$46,820

North Carolina

$46,660

North Dakota

$46,200

Oklahoma

$44,990

Ohio

$44,790

Vermont

$42,280

Kansas

$41,720

Florida

$40,550

Tennessee

$40,180

Michigan

$40,140

Iowa

$40,010

Maryland

$39,370

Utah

$39,220

Arkansas

$37,660

Illinois

$37,010

Louisiana

$36,870

Rhode Island

$35,700

Nebraska

$34,380

Georgia

$34,010

Missouri

$33,540

West Virginia

$30,040

Where do Counselors Work?

Counselor Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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