Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors Salary Information in Nebraska

The average annual and hourly salaries for educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors in the state of Nebraska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors among Nebraska metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors in Nebraska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,730
25th Percentile Wage
$45,560
50th Percentile Wage
$58,800
75th Percentile Wage
$71,970
90th Percentile Wage
$81,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,800
2.99% 12.18%
2016
$57,040
7.61% -
2015
$52,700
3.98% -
2014
$50,600
0.69% -
2013
$50,250
-2.77% -
2012
$51,640
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors in Nebraska Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors in some Nebraska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors in state of Nebraska ranges from $46,410 to $69,180. The highest paying area for educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors in Nebraska is Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,180. The second highest paying city/area in Nebraska State is Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $60,530). The lowest paying area is Lincoln with a median annual salary of $46,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$69,180
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$60,530
Omaha-Council Bluffs
$59,790
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$58,310
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$57,650
Lincoln
$46,410




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