Budget Counselors


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Budget Counselors

Budget Counselors - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by the counselor's level of experience and formal training. In general, earnings increase with higher levels of experience and training. Those who work for the federal government may be on a fixed pay scale. They advance based on their experience and additional training. Financial aid counselors tend to earn lower wages than credit counselors.

Some employers provide benefits for full-time financial counselors. Typical benefits include health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, and a retirement plan. Counselors who are self-employed must provide their own insurance and retirement plan.

Personal financial advisors (SOC 13-2052)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $32.02 $48.66 $97.88
Yearly $66,611 $101,215 $203,584
    Champaign Area Hourly $24.41 $35.25 $49.49
Yearly $50,777 $73,311 $102,939
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $23.00 $26.72 $33.86
Yearly $47,841 $55,587 $70,433
    Cook County Hourly $35.37 $60.73 (1)
Yearly $73,568 $126,310 (1)
    Decatur Area Hourly $29.82 $97.10 (1)
Yearly $62,035 $201,964 (1)
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $25.21 $50.67 (1)
Yearly $52,432 $105,395 (1)
    Du Page County Hourly $33.54 $51.50 (1)
Yearly $69,761 $107,116 (1)
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $22.37 $26.76 $35.12
Yearly $46,521 $55,652 $73,048
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $26.80 $32.05 $47.70
Yearly $55,749 $66,660 $99,218
    Lake County Hourly $26.43 $37.37 $55.10
Yearly $54,980 $77,735 $114,613
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $28.04 $33.44 $39.06
Yearly $58,318 $69,558 $81,244
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $25.05 $28.27 $33.75
Yearly $52,105 $58,807 $70,207
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $30.19 $37.88 $60.14
Yearly $62,798 $78,782 $125,087
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $25.63 $36.02 (1)
Yearly $53,304 $74,917 (1)
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $33.35 $46.38 $71.86
Yearly $69,371 $96,468 $149,479
    Rockford Area Hourly $25.07 $35.88 $50.94
Yearly $52,137 $74,634 $105,960
    Springfield Area Hourly $29.05 $40.06 $69.49
Yearly $60,417 $83,329 $144,549
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $32.95 $40.57 $50.13
Yearly $68,541 $84,389 $104,265
    Vermilion County Hourly $14.34 $19.29 $29.47
Yearly $29,837 $40,122 $61,306
United States Hourly $27.78 $42.24 $74.27
Yearly $57,780 $87,850 $154,480
(1) Wage estimate isn't available.

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