Occupational Employment Statistics


21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

Counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 520125$24.65/hr$16.81/hr$20.23/hr$23.69/hr$28.75/hr$34.50/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$28.45/hr
Education and Health Services4,290$27.42/hr
Other ServicesN/A$19.45/hr
Public Administration230$28.76/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 70$25.60/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 90$20.26/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 110$30.30/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 120$22.95/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 120$23.58/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 130$24.40/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 180$28.46/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 200$27.62/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 230$27.15/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 240$28.22/hr0.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 240$27.76/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 240$23.67/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 260$23.62/hr-2.3%
Southeast Minnesota 320$24.52/hr4.4%
Central Minnesota 510$28.72/hr5.0%
Northwest Minnesota 520$23.69/hr1.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,150$28.36/hr10.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,360$28.34/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,610$27.41/hr6.7%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 2,850$41.03/hr11.9%
Rehabilitation Counselors 3,490$18.74/hr-5.2%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,430$26.84/hr9.6%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,490$29.00/hr15.4%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 4,170$59,338.15/yr4.7%
Healthcare Social Workers 4,390$28.31/hr12.4%
Marriage and Family Therapists 1,380$27.59/hr19.9%
Social and Human Service Assistants 12,970$17.60/hr8.2%
Credit Counselors 510$23.71/hr7.2%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 1,580$33.11/hr7.4%

  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.
  • Counsel individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations.
  • Establish and enforce administration policies and rules governing student behavior.
  • Conduct follow-up interviews with counselees to determine if their needs have been met.
  • Counsel students regarding educational issues, such as course and program selection, class scheduling and registration, school adjustment, truancy, study habits, and career planning.
  • Prepare students for later educational experiences by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, administrators, and other professionals to discuss children's progress, resolve behavioral, academic, and other problems, and to determine priorities for students and their resource needs.
  • Observe students during classroom and play activities to evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.