A Career Advisor earns an average salary of $41,414 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Program Development is associated with high pay for this job.
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$32,093 - $55,885
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$56K
MEDIAN: $41,413
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,093 - $55,885  
   
Bonus
$2,200  
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$30,895 - $56,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 251
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Hourly Rate
$11.91 - $26.85  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$2,200  
   
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$30,895 - $56,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Career Advisor

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

Career Advisor Reviews

What is it like working as a Career Advisor?

Career Advisor in Hillsboro:
"Set your own schedule, independent work, out of office,"
Pros: I get to help adults with disabilities find jobs.
Cons: I have to manage a very diverse base of clients with multiple mental or physical barriers. It is very stressful and requires a lot of flexibility in scheduling appointments and tracking client progress. I have to be a cheerleader and mother hen.... Sometimes even a little bit of Tough Love comes into play when a client is having trouble focusing on the task. I am also the link between the employment community and my clients. I have to keep up on job openings and make sure that job applications are finished correctly.

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 25%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Career Advisor Salaries

Program Development
up arrow 10%

Community Outreach / Activism
up arrow 6%

Event Planning
up arrow 4%

Presentations
up arrow 3%

Public Speaking
up arrow 2%

Counseling
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

advising
up arrow 3%

Case Management
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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