Academic Counselor Salary

The average salary for an Academic Counselor is $44,328 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$35,928 - $61,467
$36K
$47K
$61K
MEDIAN: $47,079
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$14.19 - $35.12
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$0$62K
Salary $35,928 - $61,467
Bonus $2,500
Total Pay (?
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$35,110 - $62,294
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 99
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $14.19 - $35.12
Overtime $27.00
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $2,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,110 - $62,294
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Academic Counselor

Academic counselors are employed by high schools and colleges, advising students to help them find the academic path that fits their aptitude and interests. The counselor offers advice, provides information, and helps assess with a student how their academic track will equip them to find employment after graduation. At a high school level especially, the academic counselor may also be expected to assess whether outside factors (which can be anything from a need for corrective eyewear to distractions at home) are negatively impacting the student's expected achievement level and then offer suggested strategies to help ameliorate these problems.

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Academic Counselor Tasks

  • Interview and advise students on academic requirements, career resources, academic abilities, and goal setting.
  • Prepare advising materials including guides and recruitment materials.
  • Present academic information to orientation groups, potential students, and parents.
  • Monitor academic progress of students.

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Pay by Experience Level for Academic Counselor

Pay by Experience for an Academic Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Academic Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Academic Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Academic Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 19 salaries. An Academic Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,611

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Key Stats for Academic Counselor

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Academic Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Academic Counselor Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲3%

National Average
$47,000

▼9%

advising
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 3%
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