HOME BROWSE SALARIES BEST PAYING JOBS
Browse Salaries
Best Paying Jobs
Salary Increase Letters
Career Articles

Counseling Average Salaries in India 2022

How much money does a person working in Counseling make in India?


Average Monthly Salary
35,300 INR
( 424,000 INR yearly)

LOW
12,800
INR
AVERAGE
35,300
INR
HIGH
52,300
INR

A person working in Counseling in India typically earns around 35,300 INR per month. Salaries range from 12,800 INR (lowest average) to 52,300 INR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Counseling careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adoption Services Director45,100 INR
Alcohol and Drug Counselor34,700 INR
Assistant Instructor15,400 INR
Career Counselor38,000 INR
Consultant37,500 INR
Director of Rehabilitation Services49,900 INR
Disability Consultant30,900 INR
Employment Counselor38,000 INR
Family Advocate26,100 INR
Family Services Specialist28,500 INR
Family Support Specialist40,400 INR
Family Youth Worker12,800 INR
Guidance Counselor38,700 INR
Guidance Director45,100 INR
Mental Health Counselor42,800 INR
Programs Coordinator21,400 INR
Psychologist52,300 INR
Supervising Counselor40,900 INR
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor39,400 INR
Youth Advocate21,400 INR
Youth Care Counselor39,900 INR
Youth Care Specialist23,800 INR
Youth Development Manager47,500 INR

Counseling Jobs Salary Distribution in India

Median and salary distribution monthly India Counseling
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/india/counseling/median-and-salary-distribution-monthly-india-counseling.jpg

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Counseling salaries in India range from 12,800 INR per month (minimum average salary) to 52,300 INR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 38,200 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Counseling are earning less than 38,200 INR while the other half are earning more than 38,200 INR. 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

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Counseling are earning less than 23,000 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 23,000 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Counseling are earning less than 48,800 INR while 25% are earning more than 48,800 INR.


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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-by-experience.jpg

The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-comparison-by-education.jpg

It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


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 India costs anywhere from 160,000 Indian Rupee(s) to 479,000 Indian Rupee(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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Counseling Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly India Counseling
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/india/counseling/salary-comparison-by-gender-monthly-india-counseling.jpg

Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in India who work in Counseling earn 20% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
38,600 INR
Female-17%
32,100 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly India
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/india/salary-comparison-by-gender-monthly-india.jpg

Counseling Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

How much are annual salary increments in India for Counseling professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Counseling

Counseling professionals in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate India Counseling
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/india/counseling/annual-salary-increment-rate-india-counseling.jpg


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.

India / All Professions

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 India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India for the year 2021. 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

Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/images/salary-increment-world.jpg

Counseling Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Counseling
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/india/counseling/annual-salary-bonus-rate-india-counseling.jpg

Counseling is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

43% of surveyed staff in Counseling reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
57%
No Bonus
43%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Counseling Hourly Average Wage in India


200 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 200 INR. This means that the average person in India earns approximately 200 INR for every worked hour.


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

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.

Counseling VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Counseling and Counseling monthly India
Share This Chart
        Get Chart Linkhttp://www.salaryexplorer.com/charts/india/counseling/salary-comparison-between-counseling-and-counseling-monthly-india.jpg

The average salary for Counseling is 11% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra32,200 INR
Ahmadabad39,800 INR
Bangalore38,300 INR
Bhopal35,000 INR
Chennai37,400 INR
Coimbatore33,200 INR
Delhi40,400 INR
Ghaziabad33,800 INR
Hyderabad41,400 INR
Indore35,300 INR
Jaipur39,200 INR
Kanpur36,200 INR
Kolkata38,700 INR
Lucknow36,600 INR
Ludhiana35,000 INR
Madurai31,000 INR
Mumbai40,500 INR
Nagpur36,200 INR
Patna32,500 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad35,200 INR
Pune37,600 INR
Surat38,700 INR
Vadodara33,500 INR
Visakhapatnam33,300 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands30,300 INR
Andhra Pradesh39,100 INR
Arunachal Pradesh33,000 INR
Assam37,700 INR
Bihar42,200 INR
Chandigarh31,600 INR
Chhatisgarh37,100 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli30,900 INR
Daman & Diu30,200 INR
Delhi36,100 INR
Goa32,900 INR
Gujarat39,900 INR
Haryana36,600 INR
Himachal Pradesh35,200 INR
Jammu & Kashmir35,900 INR
Jharkhand39,000 INR
Karnataka40,500 INR
Kerala38,700 INR
Lakshadweep30,100 INR
Madhya Pradesh41,700 INR
Maharashtra42,500 INR
Manipur34,700 INR
Meghalaya34,400 INR
Mizoram32,500 INR
Nagaland34,100 INR
Orissa39,700 INR
Pondicherry33,000 INR
Punjab38,300 INR
Rajasthan41,700 INR
Sikkim32,000 INR
Tamil Nadu41,400 INR
Tripura35,400 INR
Uttar Pradesh43,800 INR
Uttaranchal36,200 INR
West Bengal42,700 INR

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 India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Browse Salaries

Salary Increase Letters

Best Paying Jobs
HomePrivacy PolicySalary Comparison

©Salary Explorer 2022