Academic Counselor Salary (United States)

An Academic Counselor earns an average salary of $39,519 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Academic Counselor Salary (?
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$31,580 - $57,127
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MEDIAN: $39,519
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Academic Counselor Salary (?
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$9.26 - $26.51
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$31,580 - $57,127  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $493.16  
Total Pay (?
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$30,931 - $56,151  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.26 - $26.51  
   
Overtime
$21.39 - $28.49  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $493.16  
   
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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$30,931 - $56,151  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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 Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Academic Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 10%
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