Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors

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Total Workforce

331k

Average Age

40.8

Average Salary

$49,182

Average Male Salary

$49,844

Average Female Salary

$48,986

About

Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors are most often employed by the Elementary & secondary schools industry. The average yearly wage for Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors was $49,182 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors by wage are Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, Machinists, and Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors are Dane County (West) PUMA, WI, Edinburg City PUMA, TX, and Boone County PUMA, MO. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors are Edinburg City PUMA, TX, Franklin & Hampshire (North) Counties PUMA, MA, and Spring PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors, by average wage, is Museums, art galleries, historical sites, & similar institutions. Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors are paid most in San Antonio City (North), Hollywood Park Town & Shavano Park City PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Edinburg City PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$49,182

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,471

In 2018, Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors earned an average of $49,182, $4,707 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers make somewhat more than Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors while Machinists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.303

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.303, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Individual & family services.

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Industries by Share

331k

2018 Workforce

± 14,102

This graphic shows the share of Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors employed by various industries. Elementary & secondary schools employs the largest share of Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors at  47.1%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 36.1% and Individual & family services with 2.59%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors in the US. The average age of male Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors in the workforce is 40.2 and of female Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors is 40.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

75.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,741

255k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 12,392

77.2% of Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

63.8% of Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.5% of Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors.

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Age by Gender

40.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.32

40.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.617

The median age of Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors is 40.8, and Male employees are generally 0.78 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors is Psychology but a relatively high number of Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors hold a major in Psychology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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