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Guidance Counselor Average Salary in Argentina 2023

How much money does a person working as Guidance Counselor make in Argentina?

Average Monthly Salary
57,100 ARS
( 685,000 ARS yearly)


A person working as Guidance Counselor in Argentina typically earns around 57,100 ARS per month. Salaries range from 29,700 ARS (lowest) to 87,300 ARS (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Guidance Counselor salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Guidance Counselor Pay Scale and Salaries in Argentina

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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
51,700 ARS or more
10% of people earn
46,000 to 51,700 ARS
20% of people earn
33,600 ARS or less
65% of people earn
33,600 to 46,000 ARS
Minimum Salary
29,700 ARS
51,900 ARS
87,300 ARS

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Guidance Counselor salaries in Argentina range from 29,700 ARS per month (starting salary) to 87,300 ARS per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 51,900 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Guidance Counselor(s) are earning less than 51,900 ARS while the other half are earning more than 51,900 ARS. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Guidance Counselor(s) are earning less than 43,000 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 43,000 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of Guidance Counselor(s) are earning less than 58,900 ARS while 25% are earning more than 58,900 ARS.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 33,600 ARS to 46,000 ARS. Approximatly 20% fall under the 33,600 ARS cap. Ten percent of wages are from 46,000 ARS to 51,700 ARS. Only 5% of people grossed 51,700 ARS or more.

Guidance Counselor Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Guidance Counselor average salary change by experience in Argentina

0 - 2 Years
33,700 ARS
2 - 5 Years+34%
45,200 ARS
5 - 10 Years+30%
58,800 ARS
10 - 15 Years+21%
71,200 ARS
15 - 20 Years+9%
77,800 ARS
20+ Years+5%
81,800 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Argentina Guidance Counselor
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Guidance Counselor salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 33,700 ARS per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 45,200 ARS per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 58,800 ARS per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Guidance Counselor whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 71,200 ARS per month, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 77,800 ARS per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 81,800 ARS per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Guidance Counselor Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Guidance Counselor(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Guidance Counselor average salary difference by education level in Argentina

Bachelor's Degree
43,500 ARS
Master's Degree+24%
53,900 ARS
86,100 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Guidance Counselor salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary is 43,500 ARS per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 53,900 ARS per month, 24% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

People with PhD have an average salary of 86,100 ARS per month, 60% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Argentina costs anywhere from 226,000 Argentine Peso(s) to 677,000 Argentine Peso(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Guidance Counselor

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Guidance Counselor employees in Argentina earn 6% less than their female counterparts on average.

55,400 ARS
59,200 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Argentina for all Careers

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Guidance Counselor Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Argentina

How much are annual salary increments in Argentina for Guidance Counselor(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Guidance Counselor

Guidance Counselor(s) in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Argentina / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Argentina is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Argentina for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Guidance Counselor Bonus and Incentive Rates in Argentina

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Argentina Guidance Counselor
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"Guidance Counselor" is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

48% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Guidance Counselor Salary Trend and Forecast in Argentina

How are Guidance Counselor salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
50,600 ARS
Average Salary 2020+4%
52,500 ARS
Average Salary 2021+2%
53,500 ARS
Average Salary 2022+3%
55,000 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Guidance Counselor salaries in Argentina are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 3% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Guidance Counselor Average Hourly Wage in Argentina

330 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Argentina is 330 ARS. This means that the average Guidance Counselor in Argentina earns approximately 330 ARS for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'Guidance Counselor' in Argentina is 170 ARS. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Guidance Counselor VS Other Jobs

57,100 ARS
50,000 ARS
45,200 ARS
Average Salary
Guidance Counselor
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Guidance Counselor is 14% more than that of Counseling. Also, Counseling salaries are 11% more than those of All Jobs.

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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adoption Services Director63,200 ARS+11%
Alcohol and Drug Counselor49,100 ARS-14%
Assistant Instructor22,100 ARS-61%
Career Counselor54,900 ARS-4%
Consultant54,200 ARS-5%
Director of Rehabilitation Services72,800 ARS+28%
Disability Consultant46,400 ARS-19%
Employment Counselor56,000 ARS-2%
Family Advocate37,700 ARS-34%
Family Services Specialist40,300 ARS-29%
Family Support Specialist57,700 ARS+1%
Family Youth Worker18,900 ARS-67%
Guidance Counselor57,100 ARS+0%
Guidance Director67,200 ARS+18%
Mental Health Counselor64,300 ARS+13%
Programs Coordinator32,400 ARS-43%
Psychologist73,900 ARS+30%
Supervising Counselor62,600 ARS+10%
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor55,800 ARS-2%
Youth Advocate31,800 ARS-44%
Youth Care Counselor60,600 ARS+6%
Youth Care Specialist35,700 ARS-37%
Youth Development Manager72,100 ARS+26%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda53,900 ARS
Bahia Blanca57,600 ARS
Buenos Aires64,300 ARS
Cordoba64,100 ARS
Corrientes57,600 ARS
La Plata63,800 ARS
Lanus55,300 ARS
Mar del Plata57,800 ARS
Mendoza55,800 ARS
Neuquen54,800 ARS
Quilmes55,600 ARS
Resistencia55,600 ARS
Rosario63,800 ARS
Salta57,000 ARS
San Juan51,500 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman56,900 ARS
Santa Fe56,700 ARS
Santiago del Estero55,600 ARS

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Argentina earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
43,600 ARS
Public Sector+7%
46,400 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Guidance Counselor in Argentina?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 51,900 ARS and 58,900 ARS. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Guidance Counselor in Argentina is ranges from 43,000 ARS to 58,900 ARS. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

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