Information About Educational, Vocational, And School Counselors

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Training

Educational, vocational, and school counselors need master's degree.

Degrees for Educational, vocational, and school counselors
Training for Educational, Vocational, And School Counselors
Percent
Less than High School 1.3
High School 7.3
Some College 10.5
Associates Degree 5.6
Bachelors Degree 25.0
Masters Degree 45.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.4

Employment

Represents about 275,000 people in the United States- 5.8% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 38,000 more educational, vocational, and school counselors but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 94,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, educational, vocational, and school counselors make $27.18 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Educational, vocational, and school counselors $15.40 $19.80 $26.00 $33.60 $41.80
Community and social services occupations $11.10 $14.40 $19.10 $26.20 $34.10
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, educational, vocational, and school counselors make $56,540 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Educational, vocational, and school counselors $32,130 $41,310 $54,130 $69,890 $87,020
Community and social services occupations $23,160 $29,990 $39,880 $54,650 $71,070
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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