How Much Do SODA Counselors Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

SODA Counselors

SODA Counselors advise and assist students and provide educational and vocational guidance services.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$62320 per year
Hourly wage
$30 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$35,620 to $45,080 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$17 to $22 per hour

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.

Salary rank

Salary rank

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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
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

State Hourly Annual
CA $39 $81,350
NJ $36 $75,030
VA $35 $73,590
MA $35 $72,780
MD $35 $72,720
NY $34 $69,760
DC $34 $69,720
WA $33 $69,020
CT $33 $69,010
AK $33 $68,270

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.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Federal Executive Branch $75230 $36.17
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $71140 $34.20
Elementary and Secondary Schools $68770 $33.06
Insurance Carriers $64660 $31.09
Scientific Research and Development Services $64540 $31.03
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities $64430 $30.98
Local Government $63600 $30.58
Junior Colleges $63440 $30.50
Grantmaking and Giving Services $63210 $30.39
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $59070 $28.40
Educational Support Services $58710 $28.23
Management of Companies and Enterprises $58540 $28.15
State Government $58160 $27.96
Other Schools and Instruction $57440 $27.62
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) $57080 $27.44
Employment Services $55810 $26.83
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $55060 $26.47
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $54940 $26.42
Home Health Care Services $54740 $26.32
Technical and Trade Schools $53460 $25.70
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training $53210 $25.58
Offices of Physicians $51600 $24.81
Facilities Support Services $51480 $24.75
Other Residential Care Facilities $51040 $24.54
Civic and Social Organizations $50240 $24.16
Social Advocacy Organizations $48370 $23.26
Individual and Family Services $47890 $23.02
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $46270 $22.24
Child Day Care Services $46170 $22.20
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $45570 $21.91

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