Career Advisor Salary (United States)

A Career Advisor earns an average salary of $40,290 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Oral / Verbal Communication is associated with high pay for this job.
Career Advisor Salary (?
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$30,896 - $52,414
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MEDIAN: $40,290
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Career Advisor Salary (?
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$11.37 - $22.75
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,896 - $52,414  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
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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$29,855 - $52,775  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 310
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.37 - $22.75  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
   
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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$29,855 - $52,775  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Career Advisor

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

Pay Difference By Location

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Chicago
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National Average
$40,000
New York
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Career Advisor Reviews

What is it like working as a Career Advisor?
Career Advisor in Roanoke:
Pros: Direct interaction with students and the ability to see the "light bulb go off." I enjoy working in the higher education environment.
Cons: Some politics/bureaucracy which can be true in any organization. Limited scope to my function with students.

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Experience Affects Career Advisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Career Advisor Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 12%
Counseling
up arrow 2%
National Average
$40,000

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%
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