Career Counselor Salary

A Career Counselor earns an average salary of $41,574 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Human Resources and Training. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$31,816 - $56,673
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$32K
$42K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,573
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$13.23 - $39.91
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,816 - $56,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,551  
Total Pay (?
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$31,006 - $58,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 647
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $39.91  
   
Overtime
$28.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,551  
   
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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$31,006 - $58,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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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

  • 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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Experience Affects Career Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Career Counselor Salaries

Human Resources
up arrow 33%

Training
up arrow 11%

Program Management
up arrow 9%

Counseling
0%

Presentations
0%

National Average
$41,000

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Teaching
up arrow 1%

Career Counseling
up arrow 1%

Assessment
up arrow 3%

Public Speaking
up arrow 5%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 6%

Case Management
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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