Career Counselors


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Career Counselors

Career Counselors - Wages & Trends

School counselors can earn additional income by working summers in the school system or in other jobs.

Wages vary by employer and area of the country. Elementary and high school counselors generally earn higher wages than those who work at colleges and universities.

School counselors who work full time usually receive benefits. Typical benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, and health insurance. Some employers also provide a retirement plan.

Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors (SOC 21-1012)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $19.47 $24.78 $32.83
Yearly $40,500 $51,544 $68,290
    Champaign Area Hourly $20.06 $24.24 $29.96
Yearly $41,723 $50,415 $62,320
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $16.95 $22.20 $29.82
Yearly $35,261 $46,184 $62,029
    Cook County Hourly $20.39 $25.67 $34.28
Yearly $42,403 $53,396 $71,301
    Decatur Area Hourly $11.24 $15.31 $27.20
Yearly $23,377 $31,854 $56,572
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $18.63 $24.40 $32.54
Yearly $38,746 $50,751 $67,691
    Du Page County Hourly $21.18 $27.12 $37.78
Yearly $44,061 $56,407 $78,593
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $16.87 $23.62 $33.54
Yearly $35,092 $49,121 $69,763
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $11.67 $18.23 $23.99
Yearly $24,272 $37,912 $49,889
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $16.00 $19.87 $26.35
Yearly $33,274 $41,331 $54,811
    Lake County Hourly $21.68 $30.91 $41.83
Yearly $45,098 $64,295 $87,005
    McHenry County Hourly $19.22 $25.70 $35.99
Yearly $39,978 $53,466 $74,854
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $15.52 $18.76 $23.80
Yearly $32,282 $39,021 $49,509
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $19.39 $26.22 $31.86
Yearly $40,329 $54,529 $66,279
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $17.98 $22.70 $29.11
Yearly $37,395 $47,221 $60,553
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $17.19 $21.76 $26.31
Yearly $35,765 $45,252 $54,718
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $18.15 $23.60 $29.05
Yearly $37,744 $49,081 $60,433
    Rockford Area Hourly $17.60 $24.96 $33.85
Yearly $36,605 $51,921 $70,404
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $17.61 $22.24 $27.21
Yearly $36,627 $46,257 $56,607
    Springfield Area Hourly $20.22 $24.61 $30.03
Yearly $42,059 $51,182 $62,464
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $16.58 $22.59 $29.99
Yearly $34,481 $46,987 $62,377
    Vermilion County Hourly $16.39 $18.42 $25.34
Yearly $34,098 $38,312 $52,699
    Will County Hourly $18.38 $24.34 $30.18
Yearly $38,239 $50,624 $62,785
United States Hourly $21.16 $27.42 $35.79
Yearly $44,010 $57,040 $74,430

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.