Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
26,370 3.0 % $23.05 $47,950 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.25 $16.35 $21.89 $28.71 $35.65
Annual Wage (2) $25,480 $34,010 $45,530 $59,720 $74,150


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 5,080 0.06 $29.65 $61,670
Individual and Family Services 4,130 0.26 $19.41 $40,360
State Government (OES Designation) 2,650 0.12 $22.74 $47,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,640 0.05 $22.68 $47,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,440 0.03 $24.71 $51,400

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Residential Care Facilities 760 0.47 $19.15 $39,830
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 640 0.41 $19.45 $40,450
Individual and Family Services 4,130 0.26 $19.41 $40,360
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 670 0.21 $15.79 $32,840
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 490 0.21 $22.80 $47,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 430 0.05 $33.54 $69,770
Elementary and Secondary Schools 5,080 0.06 $29.65 $61,670
Insurance Carriers 290 0.02 $28.04 $58,320
Offices of Physicians (8) (8) $27.31 $56,800
Junior Colleges 210 0.03 $24.93 $51,860


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 5,820 0.50 2.63 $28.86 $60,020
California 2,940 0.19 0.99 $21.02 $43,710
Florida 2,490 0.31 1.64 $20.16 $41,930
Illinois 1,260 0.21 1.12 $18.65 $38,800
Ohio 1,120 0.21 1.11 $21.39 $44,500




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 5,820 0.50 2.63 $28.86 $60,020
Louisiana 920 0.47 2.48 $18.25 $37,960
Alaska 130 0.40 2.11 $25.60 $53,250
West Virginia 250 0.36 1.86 $13.36 $27,780
Utah 440 0.33 1.74 $18.34 $38,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 980 0.25 1.32 $29.54 $61,440
Texas 5,820 0.50 2.63 $28.86 $60,020
Washington 400 0.13 0.70 $28.73 $59,760
New York 940 0.10 0.55 $26.34 $54,780
Arizona 440 0.17 0.88 $25.85 $53,760





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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,830 0.62 3.26 $30.29 $62,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 990 0.42 2.21 $31.87 $66,290
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 840 0.13 0.68 $29.25 $60,830
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 740 0.21 1.09 $17.84 $37,110
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 550 0.45 2.36 $18.47 $38,420
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 510 0.47 2.46 $26.57 $55,270
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 470 0.36 1.87 $17.21 $35,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.10 0.53 $22.43 $46,660
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 400 0.34 1.80 $23.73 $49,370
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 400 0.41 2.13 $28.61 $59,520




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 310 1.05 5.49 $27.53 $57,260
Killeen-Temple, TX 120 0.88 4.60 $28.06 $58,370
Alexandria, LA 50 0.82 4.29 $21.77 $45,280
Sherman-Denison, TX 30 0.75 3.94 $27.04 $56,240
Fresno, CA 250 0.72 3.78 (8) (8)
Trenton, NJ 150 0.67 3.48 $43.31 $90,090
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 360 0.65 3.42 $13.97 $29,060
Tyler, TX 60 0.64 3.32 $23.54 $48,960
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 150 0.62 3.27 $30.12 $62,640
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,830 0.62 3.26 $30.29 $62,990




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, NJ 150 0.67 3.48 $43.31 $90,090
Tucson, AZ 120 0.32 1.69 $32.54 $67,680
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 990 0.42 2.21 $31.87 $66,290
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 300 0.27 1.42 $31.51 $65,540
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 90 0.20 1.05 $30.55 $63,550
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.15 0.77 $30.30 $63,020
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,830 0.62 3.26 $30.29 $62,990
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 0.55 2.87 $30.25 $62,920
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.18 $30.12 $62,640
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 150 0.62 3.27 $30.12 $62,640

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.62 3.22 $25.74 $53,530
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.83 4.33 $26.02 $54,130
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.65 3.42 $20.68 $43,010
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.61 3.17 $26.31 $54,710
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.61 3.21 $27.50 $57,190

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 1.05 5.51 $15.18 $31,580
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.83 4.33 $26.02 $54,130
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.72 3.77 $14.41 $29,980
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.67 3.48 $25.00 $51,990
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.65 3.42 $20.68 $43,010

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)
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.85 $57,930
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.61 3.21 $27.50 $57,190
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.61 3.17 $26.31 $54,710
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.83 4.33 $26.02 $54,130
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.62 3.22 $25.74 $53,530


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016