Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors Salary Information in Puerto Rico

The average annual and hourly salaries for educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors in the state of Puerto Rico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors amongst Puerto Rico 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,500
25th Percentile Wage
$26,740
50th Percentile Wage
$34,400
75th Percentile Wage
$45,640
90th Percentile Wage
$50,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,500.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.34
25th Percentile Wage
$12.85
50th Percentile Wage
$16.54
75th Percentile Wage
$21.94
90th Percentile Wage
$24.39

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.39. The median hourly salary is $16.54. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.34.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201634,400-0.90%1.34%
201534,7101.09%-
201434,330-0.09%-
201334,3601.22%-
201233,940--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $31,660 to $43,420. The highest paying area for educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselors in Puerto Rico is Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian with a median annual salary of $43,420. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is Ponce (mean annual salary $37,840). The lowest paying area is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo with a median annual salary of $31,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$43,420
Ponce
$37,840
Mayaguez
$35,860
Guayama
$32,670
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$31,660


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