Career Services Advisor Salary

Pay for Career Services Advisors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $41K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $32K, and the higher rates verge on $52K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more female Career Services Advisors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. Most Career Services Advisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$32,221 - $52,223
(Median)
$32K
$41K
$52K
MEDIAN: $41,441
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90%

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$14.68 - $23.37
(Median)
$15
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$32,221 - $52,223  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,298  
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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$31,578 - $52,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $23.37  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,298  
   
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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$31,578 - $52,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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.

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Career Services Advisor Tasks

  • Assist in resume and application preparation and submission.
  • Work with employers to create networks for internships, job shadowing and employment.
  • Create a schedule of events to connect students to job opportunities and to develop skills.
  • Work with individuals and groups to identify skills and improve hiring potential.
  • Maintain print and web resources for students and employers.

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Career Services Advisors note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, Oral / Verbal Communication, Counseling, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Recruiting and Counseling.

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Experience Affects Career Services Advisor Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Career Services Advisor Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 10%

National Average
$40,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Counseling
up arrow 4%

Recruiting
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%
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