Entry-Level Career Counselor Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Career Counselors is very modest at just $40K annually. The vast majority (82 percent) of Entry-Level Career Counselors who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Career Counselors is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$32,640 - $52,330
$33K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,280
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$13.65 - $28.12
$14
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$28
MEDIAN: $16.99
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$0$53K
Salary $32,640 - $52,330
Bonus $500
Total Pay (?
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$31,607 - $53,117
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 273
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $13.65 - $28.12
Overtime $28.50
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $500
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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$31,607 - $53,117
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,878

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Career Counselors in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Career Counselors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), Denver (+4 percent), and Houston (+3 percent). Entry-Level Career Counselors in Austin report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 21 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Minneapolis and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

Career Counselor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Career Counselor in Indianapolis:
Choose a university with resources and a reputation of well run offices and upward mobility. Otherwise, the higher ed system will frustrate you with its lack of nimbleness and ability to offer good services within an appropriate amount of time.

Key Stats for Career Counselor

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Career Counselor Salaries

Leadership
▲4%


Assessment
▲2%

Counseling
▲1%

Event Planning
▲1%

Teaching
▲1%

National Average
$40,000

Case Management
▼1%

advising
▼1%

Public Speaking
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 11%
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