Becoming a Guidance Counselor via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Post University is a US school (accredited) offering counseling courses to train individuals to become top-notch counseling psychologists, school counselors, counselors, christian counselors, organizational psychologists, pastoral counselors, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 251,050 people employed as educational, vocational, and school counselors alone in America, and their average annual salary is $55,030. Colleges and universities like Post University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Guidance Counselor Salary Information

Category: Educational, vocational, and school counselors

Total # Employed in the US 251,050
Average Hourly Wage: $26.46/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$14.97 $19.35 $25.27 $32.29 $40.42
Average Yearly Salary $55,030
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$31,140 $40,260 $52,550 $67,160 $84,080
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
1.3% 7.3% 10.5% 5.6% 25.0% 45.9% 4.4%
Educational, vocational, and school counselors — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
North Dakota $34.42/hr $71,600
Alaska $30.63/hr $63,720
Mississippi $30.56/hr $63,560
Virginia $29.99/hr $62,370
Kansas $29.34/hr $61,020
Oklahoma $29.33/hr $61,020
Colorado $29.28/hr $60,910
Delaware $28.16/hr $58,580
South Carolina $27.53/hr $57,260
Missouri $27/hr $56,160
Maryland $26.93/hr $56,020
Idaho $26.52/hr $55,150
New York $26.4/hr $54,920
Ohio $26.28/hr $54,670
District of Columbia $26.16/hr $54,420
Kentucky $26.15/hr $54,400
Wyoming $26.12/hr $54,330
Indiana $26.04/hr $54,170
Hawaii $26.03/hr $54,150
Montana $25.76/hr $53,580
Utah $25.47/hr $52,990
Alabama $25.08/hr $52,160
Puerto Rico $24.94/hr $51,880
Florida $24.77/hr $51,520
California $24.62/hr $51,210
North Carolina $24.32/hr $50,590
Tennessee $24.28/hr $50,500
Massachusetts $24.25/hr $50,430
New Mexico $24.1/hr $50,120
Maine $23.61/hr $49,100
Nevada $23.47/hr $48,830
Connecticut $23.29/hr $48,430
Washington $23.14/hr $48,140
Nebraska $22.95/hr $47,740
Guam $22.91/hr $47,650
Michigan $22.66/hr $47,120
Oregon $22.51/hr $46,830
New Hampshire $22.48/hr $46,750
Pennsylvania $22.34/hr $46,470
Iowa $21.8/hr $45,350
Arkansas $21.73/hr $45,190
Wisconsin $21.34/hr $44,380
Louisiana $21.31/hr $44,320
New Jersey $20.78/hr $43,220
South Dakota $20.52/hr $42,690
West Virginia $18.67/hr $38,840


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