Career Services Advisors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $42K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Female Career Services Advisors make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Career Services Advisors report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,987 - $55,832  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
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$30,167 - $53,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $23.95  
   
Overtime
$22.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$4,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,167 - $53,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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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

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Career Services Advisor

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


Career Services Advisors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $47K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Career Services Advisor with more than 20 years of experience can earn $52K on average.

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Key Stats for Career Services Advisor

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Career Services Advisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Career Services Advisor Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 7%

National Average
$41,000


Counseling
up arrow 8%

Recruiting
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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