Assistant Directors of Career Services in the United States can expect to earn an average of $48K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Work is enjoyable for Assistant Directors of Career Services, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Assistant Directors of Career Services making up 76 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,010 - $64,733
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MEDIAN: $48,153
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$37,010 - $64,733  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$36,784 - $64,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 278
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$21.49  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
   
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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$36,784 - $64,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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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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


Survey results imply that Assistant Directors of Career Services deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Recruiting, Customer Relations, Program Management, and Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Curriculum Planning and Public Speaking. Most people experienced in 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.


For many Assistant Directors of Career Services, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $46K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $48K. On average, Assistant Directors of Career Services make $60K following one to two decades on the job. Assistant Directors of Career Services with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Career Services Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Late-Career
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National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Career Services Salaries

Recruiting
up arrow 7%

Customer Relations
up arrow 5%

Program Management
up arrow 4%

Program Development
up arrow 4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

Career Counseling
up arrow 1%

Counseling
0%

Presentations
0%

National Average
$48,000

Event Management
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Event Planning
up arrow 3%

Public Speaking
up arrow 4%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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