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 53051$25.55/hr$16.04/hr$19.87/hr$23.95/hr$31.11/hr$37.83/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services70$24.09/hr
Education and Health Services4,590$27.12/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/A$22.94/hr
Public Administration100$29.19/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 70$24.26/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 100$23.31/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 110$23.29/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 110$22.55/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 140$27.97/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 140$24.35/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 170$27.04/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 180$26.53/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 180$26.17/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 200$27.01/hr0.0%
Southwest Minnesota 240$23.36/hr-2.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 280$28.15/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 290$24.29/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 290$24.15/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 500$29.39/hr5.0%
Northwest Minnesota 530$23.95/hr1.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,290$27.92/hr10.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,540$27.84/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,790$27.06/hr6.7%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 3,220$41.40/hr11.9%
Rehabilitation Counselors 3,720$18.65/hr-5.2%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,150$26.60/hr9.6%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,830$25.38/hr15.4%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Eleme 4,600$61,845.37/yr4.7%
Medical and Public Health Social Workers 3,850$28.48/hr12.4%
Marriage and Family Therapists 1,040$25.54/hr19.9%
Social and Human Service Assistants 15,000$17.05/hr8.2%
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 1,690$65,884.49/yr4.5%
Loan Counselors 810$23.87/hr7.2%

  • 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.