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.
|Salary||$32,640 - $52,330|
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|$31,607 - $53,117|
|Hourly Rate||$13.65 - $28.12|
|Total Pay (||$31,607 - $53,117|
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Pay Difference by 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.
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