Career Advisor Salary

A Career Advisor earns an average salary of $41,278 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. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Presentations and Oral / Verbal Communication.
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$31,300 - $54,054
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$54K
MEDIAN: $41,278
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$11.47 - $23.66
(Median)
$11
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,300 - $54,054  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
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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$30,096 - $54,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $23.66  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
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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$30,096 - $54,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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.

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 23%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Career Advisor Salaries

Presentations
up arrow 12%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 10%

advising
up arrow 2%

Counseling
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 13%
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