Career Development Specialist Salary

Career Development Specialists aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $40K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $30K and $54K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Career Development Specialists survey respondents are women (75 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$31,148 - $54,712
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,450
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$13.26 - $24.73
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,148 - $54,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$30,272 - $54,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$13.26 - $24.73  
   
Overtime
$19.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
   
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$30,272 - $54,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Job Description for Career Development Specialist

Career development specialists are hired primarily by universities, but they are also employed by staffing companies and other organizations. Most organizations are searching for applicants who have at least a bachelor's degree in counseling or a related field, although a master's degree is often preferred. Prior experience in the field is helpful, but not a strict requirement.

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Career Development Specialist Tasks

  • Evaluate career or job readiness, administer tests and surveys .
  • Provide job search training and career strategies.
  • Develop job and internship opportunities through relationships with employers.
  • Maintain contact pre- and post-job placement.

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Survey results suggest that Career Development Specialists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Presentations, Counseling, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Case Management and Oral / Verbal Communication. It is not unusual for someone who knows Counseling to be familiar with Oral / Verbal Communication as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Career Development Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $38K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. Career Development Specialists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $48K.

Career Development Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as a Career Development Specialist?

Career Development Specialist in Anderson:
"Counseling."
Pros: I enjoy it I help others to find a career path and training if needed. If not I work to find them employment.
Cons: Pay.

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Experience Affects Career Development Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Career Development Specialist Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 7%

National Average
$39,000

Presentations
up arrow 1%

Counseling
up arrow 2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%

Case Management
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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