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Career Counselor Salary (United States)

A Career Counselor earns an average salary of $40,984 per year. A skill in Training is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Career Counselor Salary (?
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$30,902 - $57,601
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,983
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Career Counselor Salary (?
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$13.13 - $39.45
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,902 - $57,601  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,649  
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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$30,389 - $59,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $39.45  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,649  
   
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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$30,389 - $59,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Job Description for Career Counselor

Career counselors help their clients find appropriate career paths and available positions. Their duties include administering personality, interest and aptitude tests; advising students and other clients on particular courses and educational requirements for different jobs; discuss options with clients who want a career change; and evaluate clients' educational and work backgrounds. These counselors also help clients find the right schools and programs for their needs, help find financial resources and training programs, teach and practice job skills, and perform other duties related to aiding clients in their job search.
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Career Counselor Tasks
  • Assist in resume and application preparation and submission.
  • Work with employers to create networks for internships, job shadowing and employment.
  • Create a schedule of events to connect students to job opportunities and to develop skills.
  • Work with individuals and groups to identify skills and improve hiring potential.
  • Maintain print and web resources for students and employers.

Common Career Paths for Career Counselor

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Pay by Experience Level for Career Counselor

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

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
up arrow 57%
Houston
up arrow 43%
Los Angeles
up arrow 20%
Chicago
up arrow 20%
Minneapolis
up arrow 13%
Seattle
up arrow 13%
New York
up arrow 10%
Portland
up arrow 9%
San Diego
up arrow 5%
Boston
up arrow 1%
National Average
$41,000
Austin
up arrow 7%
Atlanta
up arrow 9%
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Experience Affects Career Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Career Counselor Salaries

Training
up arrow 13%
Program Management
up arrow 10%
Event Planning
up arrow 4%
Counseling
up arrow 1%
Presentations
0%
Career Counseling
0%
National Average
$41,000
Assessment
up arrow 2%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 6%
Case Management
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%