2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States
SODA Counselors advise and assist students and provide educational and vocational guidance services.
Entry-level Educational, Guidance, School and Vocational Counselors with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $35,620 to $45,080 per year or $17 to $22 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Educational, Guidance, School and Vocational Counselors to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$47||$97,910|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$37||$75,920|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$28||$58,120|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$22||$45,080|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$17||$35,620|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as an Educational, Guidance, School and Vocational Counselor is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid SODA Counselors are in the states of CA, NJ, VA, MA and MD.