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What is a Counselor?

Position Description All counselors not listed separately.

  • Gospel Worker
  • Offender Job Retention Specialist
  • Field Worker
  • Career Specialist
  • Social Insurance Adviser

Is There Going to be Demand for Counselors?

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 31,800 jobs in the United States for Counselor. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 14.2% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 4,500 new jobs for Counselor by 2026. There will be an estimated 3,900 positions for Counselor per year.


The states with the most job growth for Counselor are Arizona, Virginia, and Colorado. Watch out if you plan on working in Rhode Island, Idaho, or Louisiana. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Average Counselors Salary

The salary for Counselors ranges between about $26,100 and $77,310 a year.


Counselors who work in Alabama, Oregon, or Pennsylvania, make the highest salaries.

How much do Counselors make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $59,150
Alaska $58,800
Arizona $47,000
Arkansas $37,660
California $56,500
Colorado $55,730
Connecticut $57,290
District of Columbia $47,320
Florida $40,550
Georgia $34,010
Hawaii $56,530
Illinois $37,010
Indiana $54,020
Iowa $40,010
Kansas $41,720
Louisiana $36,870
Maryland $39,370
Massachusetts $47,680
Michigan $40,140
Minnesota $47,440
Missouri $33,540
Nebraska $34,380
Nevada $61,100
New Jersey $62,860
New Mexico $52,450
New York $51,310
North Carolina $46,660
North Dakota $46,200
Ohio $44,790
Oklahoma $44,990
Oregon $57,120
Pennsylvania $57,120
Rhode Island $35,700
Tennessee $40,180
Texas $58,110
Utah $39,220
Vermont $42,280
Washington $55,250
West Virginia $30,040
Wisconsin $46,820

Counselors Sector


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