Alabama School Counselor Salary

Typically, Alabama school counselors will earn a higher salary than teachers working in the same school. Similar to teachers, however, is the school counselor's ability to increase their salaries with the acquisition of further education and may also supplement their income by working over the summer months.

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics is where we have acquired our salary statistics for counselors in Alabama. While a wonderful resource for statistics across the country, the BLS has failed to create such targeted salary statistics for school counselors in the state of Alabama. However, they do offer salary statistics for all educational, vocational and school counselors in the state.

So, you should be able to confidently approximate the Alabama School Counseling salary by adding $5,000 to $7,000 to the Alabama salary statistics for all educational, vocational and school counselor salaries.

National Counselor Salaries*

School Counselors

$55,560

Educational, Vocational and School Counselors

$49,760

Alabama Counselor Salaries*

Alabama School Counselors

~$50,180

Alabama Educational, Vocational and School Counselors

$44,180

Alabama School Counselor Salaries by city**

Anniston, AL School Counselor Salary

~$44,110

Birmingham, AL School Counselor Salary

~$56150

Columbus, AL School Counselor Salary

~$63,220

Decatur, AL School Counselor Salary

~$58,640

Dothan, AL School Counselor Salary

~$53,780

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL School Counselor Salary

~$48,520

Huntsville, AL School Counselor Salary

~$52,480

Mobile, AL School Counselor Salary

~$46,410

Montgomery, AL School Counselor Salary

~$43,250

Tuscaloosa, AL School Counselor Salary

~$43,840

*Statistics are from the BLS May 2006 surveys

**City school counselor salary statistics were for originally for all educational, vocational, and school counselors. The approximate difference of $6,000 between all educational, vocational and school counselors and only school counselors nationwide is added to the city salary statistics to approximate city school counselor salaries.

When examining these salaries, remember to include the high quality benifits such as retirement, health care, dental care and the fact that you will only be working 9 months out of the year for these numbers.

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