Career Services Advisor Salary
The average Career Services Advisor in the United States earns approximately $44K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Female Career Services Advisors make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Career Services Advisors. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$33,987 - $54,981|
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|$30,151 - $52,737|
|Hourly Rate||$12.32 - $24.07|
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Job Description for Career Services Advisor
Career services advisors coach and advise groups and individuals on how to obtain a job. They may work in colleges and universities, as well as community centers, libraries, and charities. In academic settings, they help students with their search for a post-graduation job; additionally, they work to ensure that students are ready to compete in the current job market. Depending on the size of the school, these advisors may manage students from one particular degree program or from many different ones.Read More...
Career services advisors may provide counseling to individuals or groups to prepare them for a career. They hold seminars and mock interview sessions, as well as stay in communication with relevant industry hiring managers to provide current information to clients/students. In higher education settings, they may also create professional development opportunities for students, as well as manage and distribute references on their behalf.
Career services advisors generally work full time during regular business hours. However, they may host and/or staff events such as career fairs on weekends and evenings when hiring managers are available. Additionally, they may make appointments outside of normal business hours to be available to assist with resumé preparation.
Most institutions require at least a bachelor’s degree for career service advisor positions. A master's degree is typically preferred. Career services advisors may also choose to become licensed vocational counselors. Advisors should have broad experience and knowledge of multiple industries, as well as maintain a large network of relationships across many industries to be of the most use to individuals in need of their assistance.
Career Services Advisor Tasks
- Work with individuals and groups to identify skills and improve hiring potential.
- Maintain print and web resources for students and employers.
- Create a schedule of events to connect students to job opportunities and to develop skills.
- Assist in resume and application preparation and submission.
- Work with employers to create networks for internships, job shadowing and employment.
Pay by Experience Level for Career Services Advisor
Pay by Experience for a Career Services Advisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Career Services Advisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 87 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Career Services Advisor 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 33 salaries. An experienced Career Services Advisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 15 salaries. A Career Services Advisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 6 salaries.
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