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Career Services Advisor Salary

Career Services Advisors in the United States can expect wages of $41K per year on average. Lower pay rates hover around $32K, and the higher rates verge on $51K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Career Services Advisors (69 percent) survey participants are women. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn vision coverage. The majority of Career Services Advisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$31,821 - $50,630
(Median)
32K
37K
41K
47K
MEDIAN: $41,291
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$14.89 - $24.01
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$31,821 - $50,630  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
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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$31,676 - $51,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.89 - $24.01  
   
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.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
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).
)
$31,676 - $51,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
United States (change)

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. Customer Relations and Oral / Verbal Communication are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Recruiting.

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Experience Affects Career Services Advisor Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Career Services Advisor Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 7%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 6%

National Average
$40,000

Recruiting
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 13%