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Academic Counselor Salary

The average salary for an Academic Counselor is $40,038 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$30,924 - $59,070
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$31K
$40K
$59K
MEDIAN: $40,037
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$9.17 - $26.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,924 - $59,070  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $503  
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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$30,360 - $58,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.17 - $26.73  
   
Overtime
$21.39 - $38.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $503  
   
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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$30,360 - $58,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Academic Counselor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Academic Counselor Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Academic Counselor in Cypress:
"Continue school."
At most community colleges, additional units after your master's degree allows you to earn more money.

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Experience Affects Academic Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Academic Counselor Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000

advising
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%
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