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Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors in Massachusetts

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Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors in Massachusetts

Considering a career as an Educational, Guidance, School, or Vocational Counselor in Massachusetts?

13.6% Jobs Projection
$67,110 Median Salary
950 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors in Massachusetts are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors in Massachusetts is growing faster than average.

  • Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors in Massachusetts earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors Work in Massachusetts?

In 2018, there were 8,050 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors working in the state.

There were 7,410 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 640 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors in MA Employment Trend

The typical state has 3,650 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors working in it, which means Massachusetts has more Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors than average.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors in MA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors in this state are growing at a rate of 13.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.6%.

Job Projections for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors: Nation vs. MA

Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 950 annual job openings, and a total of 8,830 jobs for Massachusetts Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 35,300 annual jobs and 328,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors Make in Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors ranged from $33,570 to $104,420 with $67,110 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.14 to $50.2. The median hourly rate was $32.26.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $30.91 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.35.

The median salary in Massachusetts is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors Earnings: MA vs. National Average

Top Massachusetts Metros for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,390 $69,190
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 1,370 $59,730
Springfield, MA-CT 1,270 $63,870
Worcester, MA-CT 660 $60,360
Barnstable Town, MA 200 $62,210
New Bedford, MA 160 $73,570
Leominster-Gardner, MA 140 $79,990
Pittsfield, MA 90 $60,770

Top States for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors Employment

View the list below to see where most Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 32,400 $69,510
Texas 25,670 $60,610
New York 24,940 $61,800
Florida 16,340 $49,280
Illinois 12,620 $50,800
Ohio 10,720 $53,460
Georgia 10,060 $54,910
Massachusetts 8,050 $67,110
Pennsylvania 8,020 $59,470
Arizona 7,870 $48,300
Virginia 7,270 $60,680
New Jersey 7,090 $69,090
Michigan 6,910 $53,120
Missouri 6,680 $45,990
North Carolina 6,380 $49,530
Maryland 6,360 $62,230
Washington 5,090 $63,500
Louisiana 4,970 $56,070
South Carolina 4,870 $51,230
Minnesota 4,790 $55,330

Below are the states where Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $69,510
New Jersey $69,090
Massachusetts $67,110
Connecticut $66,970
Delaware $65,860
District of Columbia $64,520
Washington $63,500
Alaska $62,950
Maryland $62,230
New York $61,800

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