Career Counselor Salary (United States)

A Career Counselor earns an average salary of $40,849 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Recruiting and Training. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Career Counselor Total Pay (?
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$30,918 - $57,264
(Median)
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48K
57K
MEDIAN: $40,849
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Career Counselor Total Pay (?
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$13.13 - $40.16
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,918 - $57,264  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,600  
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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$30,524 - $60,566  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 436
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $40.16  
   
Overtime
$11.31 - $82.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,600  
   
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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$30,524 - $60,566  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 436
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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.

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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 43%
Houston
up arrow 22%
Minneapolis
up arrow 15%
Los Angeles
up arrow 11%
New York
up arrow 9%
Boston
up arrow 5%
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 39%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Career Counselor Salaries

Recruiting
up arrow 17%
Training
up arrow 12%
Event Planning
up arrow 6%
Counseling
up arrow 1%
Presentations
0%
Career Counseling
0%
National Average
$41,000
Assessment
up arrow 3%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 5%
Case Management
up arrow 12%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%
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