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Assistant Director, Career Services Salary

Assistant Directors of Career Services in the United States can expect wages of $46K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Assistant Directors of Career Services who took the survey — 80 percent to be exact. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction for Assistant Directors of Career Services is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,087 - $61,025
(Median)
$35K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,538
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$11.00 - $24.50
(Median)
$11
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary 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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,087 - $61,025  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
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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$34,691 - $60,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 323
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $24.50  
   
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 - $3,064  
   
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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$34,691 - $60,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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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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Assistant Directors of Career Services who become Directors of Career Services position may earn slightly higher salaries. The median income for that position is $53K per year.

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Assistant Directors of Career Services report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Presentations, Counseling, Event Planning, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Event Management. Counseling and Event Planning are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director, Career Services

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Assistant Directors of Career Services — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. During the first five years of their careers, Assistant Directors of Career Services see a median income of $44K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $50K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $56K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Career Services Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Career Services Salaries

Presentations
up arrow 10%

Counseling
up arrow 4%

Event Planning
up arrow 4%

Program Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$45,000

Event Management
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%