Career Services Advisors in the United States pull down an average of $42K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Career Services Advisors making up 73 percent. Most Career Services Advisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$31,426 - $55,958
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$31K
$42K
$56K
MEDIAN: $42,107
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$12.39 - $23.93
(Median)
$12
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,426 - $55,958  
   
Bonus
$2,600  
Total Pay (?
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$30,332 - $53,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $23.93  
   
Overtime
$25.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$2,600  
   
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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$30,332 - $53,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Career Services Advisor

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


For Career Services Advisors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $40K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $45K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $47K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $57K.

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Experience Affects Career Services Advisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

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

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%

Counseling
up arrow 8%

Recruiting
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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