Assistant Director, Career Services Salary

Assistant Directors of Career Services in the United States can expect to earn an average of $46K annually. Pay generally varies between $35K and $62K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are far more female Assistant Directors of Career Services who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 81 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Assistant Directors of Career Services report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,660 - $61,659
(Median)
$36K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $46,405
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90%

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$11.63 - $23.70
(Median)
$12
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,660 - $61,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
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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$35,185 - $61,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 396
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $23.70  
   
Overtime
$29.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
   
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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$35,185 - $61,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Assistant Director, Career Services

The assistant director of career services is responsible for a variety of tasks related to the career services provided by their organization. They must ensure their department provides excellent career advice and development services to their clients. These assistant directors provide one-on-one career advice to clients and organize career workshops; they must be able to market these offerings to their client base as well. Additionally, assistant directors of career services must be able to develop a relationship with relevant professionals in the public and private sectors to help build the career services offered by their organization.

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Assistant Director, Career Services Tasks

  • Assist in developing, implementing and coordinating a career counseling and employment assistance program for students and alumni.
  • Work with employers and conduct studies of career development patterns and employment trends to provide input for possible curriculum changes.
  • Advise students in the establishment of realistic career plans and objectives, establishing and maintaining liaison with employer.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Director, Career Services


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At the upper end, Assistant Directors of Career Services who move into a Director of Career Services role may earn a little more as the latter position has a median salary of $54K per year.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Director, Career Services


Assistant Directors of Career Services report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Presentations, Program Development, Program Management, and Career Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Public Speaking, Curriculum Planning, and Event Management. Most people familiar with Counseling also know Program Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director, Career Services

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Assistant Directors of Career Services in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $45K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $47K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assistant Directors of Career Services make a median salary of $53K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $57K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Career Services Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 14%


National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Career Services Salaries

Program Development
up arrow 8%

Presentations
up arrow 8%

Program Management
up arrow 6%

Career Counseling
up arrow 5%

Counseling
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Event Planning
up arrow 2%

Event Management
up arrow 10%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 12%

Public Speaking
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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