Academic/Guidance Counselor Salary

How much does an Academic/Guidance Counselor earn in the United States?

As of April 24, 2024, an Academic/Guidance Counselor in the United States earns an average salary of $49,664 per year.
An Academic/Guidance Counselor's salary can be paid hourly, weekly or monthly depending on the company and job type. Most part-time jobs will be paid hourly or weekly. Using the salary calculator, the average pay comes out to be about $24 an hour, $955/week, or $4,139/month.
The average salary of an Academic/Guidance Counselor ranges from $44,023 to $57,059. The average salary range for an Academic/Guidance Counselor varies widely, which indicates that there are many opportunities for advancement, promotions, and salary increases. These opportunities depend on many factors, including skills, education, certifications, location, and years of experience.
According to job salary data displays, Academic/Guidance Counselor in District of Columbia and California are high in demand. Academic/Guidance Counselor in District of Columbia earn an average salary of $55,276 per year, which is $5,612(11.3%) more than the national average of $49,664. District of Columbia is ranked as the top salary of an Academic/Guidance Counselor nationwide.

What is the Average Academic/Guidance Counselor Salary by City?

Below is a list of the average salaries for an Academic/Guidance Counselor in 10 cities in the United States. We've identified 354 cities where the typical salary for an Academic/Guidance Counselor job is above the national average. The highest paying city for an Academic/Guidance Counselor is in San Jose, CA, and the average salary for an Academic/Guidance Counselor job is $62,328, which is higher than the national average.
This is followed by Santa Clara, CA and Fremont, CA in second and third places, which beat the national average by $12,664(25.5%) and $12,565(25.3%) respectively. In fourth place is Daly City, CA, which pays $12,416(25%), above the national average. San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA and Berkeley, CA continue the rankings.
Based on the summary of average salaries paid by cities, the Academic/Guidance Counselor job market in San Jose, CA is relatively active with a higher-paying salary compared to other cities in the United States.
Finally, Academic/Guidance Counselor jobs pay differently based on the city, even if they are in the same state. The cost of living might be a key factor when considering the location and salary of an Academic/Guidance Counselor position.
CITY Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
San Jose $62,328 $5,194 $1,199 $30
Santa Clara $62,328 $5,194 $1,199 $30
Fremont $62,229 $5,186 $1,197 $30
Daly City $62,080 $5,173 $1,194 $30
San Francisco $62,080 $5,173 $1,194 $30
Oakland $60,590 $5,049 $1,165 $29
Berkeley $60,590 $5,049 $1,165 $29
Hayward $60,491 $5,041 $1,163 $29
Union City $58,007 $4,834 $1,116 $28
West New York $58,007 $4,834 $1,116 $28

What Similar Jobs are Paid to Academic/Guidance Counselor in the U.S.?

There are 11 jobs that we find are related to the Academic/Guidance Counselor job category,these similar jobs include Counselor,Genetics Counselor,Addiction Counselor,Drug Counselor,Grief Counselor,Licensed Professional Counselor (LCPC),Residential Counselor,Residence Counselor,Loan Counselor,Enrollment Counselor,and Housing Counselor.
All of these 11 jobs are paid between $38,939 to $85,578, and the Genetics Counselor gets the highest paid with $85,578 from them. Those similar job salaries are paid differently by many factors such as company size, department base, responsibility, and others. If you're qualified to be hired for one of these similar jobs to the Academic/Guidance Counselor, you could refer to the below list of job salaries based on market prices in the United States.
JOB TITLE Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Counselor $60,606 $5,050 $1,165 $29
Genetics Counselor $85,578 $7,131 $1,646 $41
Addiction Counselor $58,800 $4,900 $1,131 $28
Drug Counselor $58,801 $4,900 $1,131 $28
Grief Counselor $67,593 $5,633 $1,300 $32
Licensed Professional Counselor (LCPC) $73,412 $6,118 $1,412 $35
Residential Counselor $70,852 $5,904 $1,363 $34
Residence Counselor $50,975 $4,248 $980 $25
Loan Counselor $48,344 $4,029 $930 $23
Enrollment Counselor $46,238 $3,853 $889 $22
Housing Counselor $38,939 $3,245 $749 $19
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