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Wages for guidance counselors vary by region of the country, school and district size, and age of the students. Larger districts typically offer higher salaries, and counselors working with high school students tend to earn more than counselors for younger grades. Educational, vocational, and school counselors who worked in elementary and secondary schools earned mean annual salaries of $63,760 in May 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaries for all educational counselors ranged from less than $32,280 to $87,640 or more.

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