Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

21-1019 Counselors, All Other

All counselors not listed separately.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
27,140 2.1 % $21.56 $44,850 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.16 $15.48 $20.21 $27.13 $33.75
Annual Wage (2) $23,220 $32,190 $42,030 $56,430 $70,200


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 5,500 0.07 $28.29 $58,850
Individual and Family Services 4,360 0.35 $17.61 $36,620
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,970 0.07 $22.53 $46,870
State Government (OES Designation) 3,560 0.16 $19.81 $41,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,390 0.03 $23.42 $48,720

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 1,100 0.77 $16.79 $34,930
Individual and Family Services 4,360 0.35 $17.61 $36,620
Other Residential Care Facilities 430 0.27 $15.20 $31,620
Social Advocacy Organizations 350 0.18 $19.63 $40,840
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 560 0.17 $16.99 $35,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (8) (8) $29.21 $60,760
Junior Colleges 200 0.03 $28.78 $59,860
Elementary and Secondary Schools 5,500 0.07 $28.29 $58,850
Insurance Carriers (8) (8) $26.14 $54,360
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $25.88 $53,820


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 5,630 0.55 2.58 $27.60 $57,410
California 3,300 0.23 1.11 $22.68 $47,180
Florida 2,620 0.37 1.73 $18.27 $38,000
New Jersey 1,390 0.37 1.74 $23.63 $49,150
Illinois 1,340 0.24 1.14 $19.50 $40,570




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 1,200 0.91 4.32 $17.95 $37,330
New Hampshire 410 0.67 3.18 $16.10 $33,480
Texas 5,630 0.55 2.58 $27.60 $57,410
Alaska 150 0.48 2.28 $24.64 $51,250
Louisiana 870 0.47 2.23 $18.54 $38,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 80 0.04 0.18 $34.61 $71,980
Texas 5,630 0.55 2.58 $27.60 $57,410
Michigan 420 0.11 0.52 $25.25 $52,510
Alaska 150 0.48 2.28 $24.64 $51,250
Hawaii 70 0.12 0.55 $24.42 $50,790





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,070 0.42 1.99 $29.40 $61,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 920 0.45 2.12 $30.64 $63,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 880 0.23 1.09 $19.47 $40,500
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 830 0.16 0.78 $24.64 $51,260
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 800 0.22 1.06 $18.69 $38,870
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 550 0.49 2.29 $20.86 $43,390
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 530 0.66 3.11 $17.28 $35,950
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 480 0.49 2.31 $20.48 $42,600
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 460 0.49 2.31 $22.44 $46,670
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 450 0.53 2.50 $31.19 $64,880




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Abilene, TX 130 2.02 9.54 $18.35 $38,170
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 220 1.49 7.04 $15.43 $32,100
Lynchburg, VA 140 1.43 6.78 $15.26 $31,740
San Angelo, TX 60 1.40 6.62 $25.58 $53,210
Wichita Falls, TX 70 1.26 5.97 $26.92 $55,990
Corpus Christi, TX 200 1.14 5.39 $19.10 $39,730
College Station-Bryan, TX 90 1.01 4.75 $24.50 $50,950
Lawrence, KS 40 0.91 4.32 $18.49 $38,450
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 110 0.88 4.15 $17.18 $35,730
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 200 0.87 4.10 $29.84 $62,070




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $39.65 $82,470
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 30 0.03 0.13 $36.32 $75,530
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 130 0.12 0.57 $36.18 $75,260
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 450 0.53 2.50 $31.19 $64,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 920 0.45 2.12 $30.64 $63,720
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 200 0.87 4.10 $29.84 $62,070
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.37 1.76 $29.66 $61,690
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 80 0.36 1.70 $29.42 $61,200
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,070 0.42 1.99 $29.40 $61,140
El Paso, TX 140 0.53 2.50 $29.21 $60,770

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.75 3.56 $28.16 $58,560
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 1.94 9.16 $25.15 $52,320
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.57 2.67 $25.97 $54,020
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.99 4.68 $27.43 $57,060
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.16 5.49 $13.56 $28,210

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 1.94 9.16 $25.15 $52,320
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.16 5.49 $13.56 $28,210
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.99 4.68 $27.43 $57,060
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.85 4.00 $24.29 $50,530
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 70 0.84 3.97 $18.23 $37,910

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.75 3.56 $28.16 $58,560
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.99 4.68 $27.43 $57,060
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.64 3.03 $27.14 $56,440
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.57 2.67 $25.97 $54,020
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 2.70 $25.70 $53,450


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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