Counselor Salary

How much does a Counselor make?

The average Counselor in the US makes $42,438. The average bonus for a Counselor is $1,338 which represents 3% of their salary, with 99% of people reporting that they receive a bonus each year. Counselors make the most in San Francisco at $62,744, averaging total compensation 48% greater than the US average.

U.S. Average

$42,438
$10,240$205,837
Base Salary
$41,100
Bonus
$1,338
Get Bonus
99%

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The average counselor in the US makes $42,438

Salary Ranges for Counselors

The salaries of Counselors in the US range from $10,240 to $205,837 , with a median salary of $38,051 . The middle 57% of Counselors makes between $38,051 and $93,901, with the top 86% making $205,837.

How much tax will you have to pay as a Counselor

For an individual filer in this tax bracket, you would have an estimated average federal tax in 2018 of 22%. After a federal tax rate of 22% has been taken out, Counselors could expect to have a take-home pay of $37,162/year, with each paycheck equaling approximately $1,548*.

* assuming bi-monthly pay period. Taxes estimated using tax rates for a single filer using 2018 federal and state tax tables. Metro-specific taxes are not considered in calculations. This data is intended to be an estimate, not prescriptive financial or tax advice.

Recent Salary Records for Counselor

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  • A Counselor reported making $40,000 per year in Atlanta

    5 months ago · $40,000· Atlanta, GA

  • A Counselor reported making $32,200 per year in Birmingham

    7 months ago · $32,200· Birmingham, AL

  • A Hispanic or Latino Female Counselor reported making $50,000 per year in Boston at a company with 201-500 Employees in Non-Profit industry.

    7 months ago · $50,000· 201-500 Employees· Boston, MA

  • A Counselor reported making $35,000 per year

    9 months ago · $35,000

  • A Counselor reported making $31,000 per year

    10 months ago · $31,000

  • A Counselor reported making $38,000 per year

    a year ago · $38,000

  • A Counselor reported making $28,000 per year

    a year ago · $28,000

  • A Counselor reported making $36,000 per year

    a year ago · $36,000

  • A Counselor reported making $33,000 per year

    a year ago · $33,000

  • A Counselor reported making $45,000 per year in Atlanta

    a year ago · $45,000· Atlanta, GA

Quality of Life for Counselor

With a take-home pay of roughly $3,097/month, and the median 2BR apartment rental price of $2,506/mo**, a Counselor would pay 80.92% of their monthly take-home salary towards rent.

** This rental cost was derived according to an online report at Apartment List
*** Average cost of living was acquired from Numbeo's Cost of Living Index

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