A Career Advisor earns an average salary of $39,957 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Oral / Verbal Communication is associated with high pay for this job.
Career Advisor Total Pay (?
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$30,190 - $51,328
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MEDIAN: $39,957
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Career Advisor Total Pay (?
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$11.43 - $23.09
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,190 - $51,328  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,113  
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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$29,518 - $52,483  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 428
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.43 - $23.09  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,113  
   
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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$29,518 - $52,483  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 428
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Job Description for Career Advisor
Career advisors help students and/or other job seekers find opportunities and training to secure employment within their chosen field. They help clients find the right career choices by analyzing their skills, interests, and mental and physical aptitudes for various professions. Career advisors also help their clients perfect job hunting techniques, create effective resumes, and develop interview skills.
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Career Advisor Tasks
  • Maintain relationships with local employers in order to create links between students and companies that can lead to eventual employment or internship opportunities.
  • Conduct mock interviews and assist students with the creation of resumes and cover letters.
  • Counsel students on career planning and job search strategies while facilitating the creation of viable long-term career goals.
  • Arrange job fairs, seminars, and lectures that will connect students to companies and provide valuable information regarding future career options.
Pay by Experience Level for Career Advisor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Atlanta
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Chicago
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National Average
$40,000
New York
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Experience Affects Career Advisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Career Advisor Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%
Counseling
up arrow 4%
National Average
$40,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 115 votes.
Gender
Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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