Career Counselor Salary

The average pay for a Career Counselor is $41,762 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$33,721 - $57,958
$34K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,762
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$14.04 - $44.31
$14
$20
$44
MEDIAN: $19.56
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,721 - $57,958  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$32,504 - $61,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 464
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.04 - $44.31  
   
Overtime
$31.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$32,504 - $61,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 106

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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

  • 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 Counselor

Pay by Experience for a Career Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Career Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 338 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Career Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 168 salaries. An experienced Career Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 131 salaries. A Career Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 53 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,714

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Key Stats for Career Counselor

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Career Counselor Salaries

▲35%

▲14%

▲5%

National Average
$42,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Career Counselor Salaries

Program Management
▲8%

Program Development
▲4%

Human Resources
▲3%


Counseling
▼0%

Event Planning
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Training
▼1%


Teaching
▼2%

Leadership
▼2%

Career Counseling
▼2%

Assessment
▼3%

advising
▼4%

Public Speaking
▼4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 16%