Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
28,240 2.8 % $22.71 $47,240 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.55 $16.27 $21.55 $28.15 $35.00
Annual Wage (2) $26,110 $33,830 $44,830 $58,550 $72,810


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 4,950 0.06 $29.09 $60,500
Individual and Family Services 4,210 0.28 $19.30 $40,130
Local Government (OES Designation) 4,190 0.08 $23.92 $49,740
State Government (OES Designation) 2,520 0.12 $22.89 $47,610
Outpatient Care Centers 1,680 0.24 $20.18 $41,970

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 810 0.54 $17.49 $36,380
Other Residential Care Facilities 790 0.51 $18.02 $37,480
Death Care Services 420 0.31 $17.97 $37,380
Individual and Family Services 4,210 0.28 $19.30 $40,130
Outpatient Care Centers 1,680 0.24 $20.18 $41,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 4,950 0.06 $29.09 $60,500
Insurance Carriers 410 0.04 $27.60 $57,400
Employment Services 160 (7) $25.96 $53,990
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 420 0.05 $25.12 $52,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,220 0.02 $24.96 $51,920


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 6,190 0.55 2.64 $27.42 $57,030
California 4,150 0.27 1.31 $21.98 $45,710
Florida 2,810 0.37 1.75 $19.45 $40,470
Illinois 1,480 0.26 1.22 $20.27 $42,170
New York 1,380 0.16 0.75 $23.54 $48,960




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)
Texas 6,190 0.55 2.64 $27.42 $57,030
Louisiana 730 0.38 1.83 $17.89 $37,210
New Hampshire 230 0.37 1.79 $17.71 $36,840
Florida 2,810 0.37 1.75 $19.45 $40,470
Alaska 120 0.37 1.78 $26.63 $55,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 330 0.14 0.67 $29.00 $60,320
New Jersey 1,230 0.32 1.52 $27.53 $57,260
Texas 6,190 0.55 2.64 $27.42 $57,030
Arizona 300 0.12 0.57 $26.90 $55,940
Alaska 120 0.37 1.78 $26.63 $55,390





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 1,970 0.69 3.32 $29.33 $61,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.26 1.26 $19.50 $40,570
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.28 1.32 $20.72 $43,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 960 0.43 2.05 $30.47 $63,390
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 670 0.12 0.60 $27.26 $56,700
Baltimore-Towson, MD 610 0.47 2.27 $16.83 $35,010
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 610 0.58 2.79 $24.76 $51,490
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 570 0.53 2.52 $23.33 $48,520
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 560 0.47 2.25 $18.13 $37,710
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 550 0.62 2.97 $23.77 $49,430




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)
El Paso, TX 450 1.60 7.65 $22.00 $45,760
Racine, WI 70 0.96 4.60 $21.16 $44,010
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 120 0.90 4.33 $28.64 $59,570
Fresno, CA 300 0.89 4.26 $25.43 $52,890
Merced, CA 50 0.79 3.80 $20.64 $42,940
Abilene, TX 50 0.77 3.70 $26.97 $56,100
Redding, CA 40 0.75 3.57 $12.74 $26,500
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 170 0.72 3.42 $27.69 $57,600
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 100 0.72 3.46 $28.15 $58,550
Alexandria, LA 40 0.71 3.38 $21.19 $44,080




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)
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 140 0.63 3.04 $40.70 $84,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 300 0.31 1.47 $36.72 $76,380
Tucson, AZ 60 0.17 0.82 $35.40 $73,640
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 180 0.14 0.66 $32.03 $66,620
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.22 1.06 $31.12 $64,740
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 960 0.43 2.05 $30.47 $63,390
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR (8) (8) (8) $30.36 $63,160
New Haven, CT 50 0.18 0.86 $29.86 $62,100
Laredo, TX 50 0.56 2.67 $29.82 $62,030
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 0.53 2.55 $29.70 $61,780

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 170 0.60 2.88 $25.35 $52,720
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.75 3.61 $19.73 $41,030
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.49 2.32 $26.35 $54,810
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.85 4.07 $27.80 $57,830
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 80 0.54 2.61 $18.66 $38,810

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)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 1.13 5.40 $15.40 $32,020
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.85 4.07 $27.80 $57,830
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.75 3.61 $19.73 $41,030
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 70 0.73 3.49 $17.42 $36,240
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.66 3.18 $16.19 $33,670

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)
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.48 2.29 $29.04 $60,410
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.85 4.07 $27.80 $57,830
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.49 $27.03 $56,230
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 2.23 $26.43 $54,980
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.49 2.32 $26.35 $54,810


About May 2014 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015