Average High School Counselor Salary by State

Salaries can vary widely from state to state so it is always helpful to benchmark your salary versus other Counselors in your area. Here are the average salaries for High School Counselors by state (based on data from Zip Recruiter)

StateAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Washington$66,658$5,555$1,282$32.05
Maryland$65,810$5,484$1,266$31.64
Nebraska$64,437$5,370$1,239$30.98
Virginia$63,591$5,299$1,223$30.57
New York$63,517$5,293$1,221$30.54
Delaware$61,607$5,134$1,185$29.62
New Hampshire$61,448$5,121$1,182$29.54
Oklahoma$59,889$4,991$1,152$28.79
California$59,669$4,972$1,147$28.69
Massachusetts$58,862$4,905$1,132$28.30
Vermont$57,946$4,829$1,114$27.86
Hawaii$56,984$4,749$1,096$27.40
Wyoming$56,825$4,735$1,093$27.32
Idaho$56,086$4,674$1,079$26.96
Connecticut$55,412$4,618$1,066$26.64
Maine$55,347$4,612$1,064$26.61
West Virginia$55,201$4,600$1,062$26.54
Pennsylvania$54,934$4,578$1,056$26.41
Rhode Island$54,619$4,552$1,050$26.26
Texas$54,335$4,528$1,045$26.12
Alaska$54,297$4,525$1,044$26.10
New Jersey$53,959$4,497$1,038$25.94
Montana$53,895$4,491$1,036$25.91
Nevada$53,870$4,489$1,036$25.90
North Dakota$53,853$4,488$1,036$25.89
Arizona$53,341$4,445$1,026$25.64
Indiana$52,999$4,417$1,019$25.48
Minnesota$52,569$4,381$1,011$25.27
Tennessee$52,519$4,377$1,010$25.25
Wisconsin$52,290$4,358$1,006$25.14
South Dakota$52,281$4,357$1,005$25.13
Ohio$52,138$4,345$1,003$25.07
Kentucky$51,889$4,324$998$24.95
Oregon$51,471$4,289$990$24.75
Utah$51,466$4,289$990$24.74
Georgia$51,457$4,288$990$24.74
Louisiana$50,983$4,249$980$24.51
South Carolina$50,905$4,242$979$24.47
Colorado$50,711$4,226$975$24.38
Kansas$50,699$4,225$975$24.37
Alabama$50,254$4,188$966$24.16
Iowa$50,198$4,183$965$24.13
New Mexico$49,681$4,140$955$23.89
Florida$48,498$4,042$933$23.32
Arkansas$47,612$3,968$916$22.89
Michigan$47,591$3,966$915$22.88
Mississippi$47,495$3,958$913$22.83
Illinois$47,353$3,946$911$22.77
Missouri$46,597$3,883$896$22.40
North Carolina$43,379$3,615$834$20.86

As you can see the top state Washington ($66,658) has an average salary that is $23,000 higher than the state with the lowest average, North Carolina ($43,379). Of course there are other factors such as cost of living, taxes, quality of life that should always be taken in to consideration.