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Career Services Advisor Salary

Career Services Advisors in the United States pull down an average of $41K per year. Compensation ranges from $32K on the lower end to $52K per year on the higher end. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Career Services Advisors. The majority of Career Services Advisors (69 percent) who took the survey are female. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,664 - $51,685
(Median)
$32K
$41K
$52K
MEDIAN: $41,180
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50%
90%

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$15.09 - $23.76
(Median)
$15
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$31,664 - $51,685  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,248  
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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$31,899 - $52,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$15.09 - $23.76  
   
Overtime
$25.19 - $31.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,248  
   
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).
)
$31,899 - $52,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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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Typical Career Services Advisors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, Oral / Verbal Communication, Counseling, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Recruiting.

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Experience Affects Career Services Advisor Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Career Services Advisor Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 9%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
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: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%