Assistant Director, Career Services Salary

The average Assistant Director of Career Services in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $46K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Directors of Career Services. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$35,356 - $61,275
(Median)
$35K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,136
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90%

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$10.30 - $22.58
(Median)
$10
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,356 - $61,275  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,077  
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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$34,989 - $61,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 361
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $22.58  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,077  
   
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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$34,989 - $61,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | 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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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Program Development, Presentations, Program Management, and Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Curriculum Planning and Event Management. Counseling and Event Planning are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director, Career Services

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


For Assistant Directors of Career Services, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $45K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $46K. Assistant Directors of Career Services who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $56K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Career Services Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Career Services Salaries

Program Development
up arrow 11%

Presentations
up arrow 9%

Program Management
up arrow 5%

Counseling
up arrow 4%

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Event Management
up arrow 9%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

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