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Assistant Director, Career Services Salary

Assistant Directors of Career Services in the United States pull down an average of $45K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Assistant Directors of Career Services like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Assistant Directors of Career Services far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$34,714 - $60,794
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MEDIAN: $45,093
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$9.97 - $25.21
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,714 - $60,794  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,058  
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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$34,300 - $60,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 315
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $25.21  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,058  
   
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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$34,300 - $60,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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.

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Survey results imply that Assistant Directors of Career Services put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Presentations, Program Management, Counseling, and Event Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Event Management. Competency in Counseling frequently indicates knowledge of Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director, Career Services

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


For many Assistant Directors of Career Services, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $44K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $45K. Assistant Directors of Career Services who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $55K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Career Services Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Career Services Salaries

Presentations
up arrow 11%

Counseling
up arrow 4%

Program Management
up arrow 4%

Event Planning
up arrow 3%

National Average
$45,000

Event Management
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 8%