Career Services Advisor Salary

Career Services Advisors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $42K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $31K, and the top verges on $53K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Career Services Advisors survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$32,656 - $52,981
(Median)
$33K
$42K
$53K
MEDIAN: $41,532
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90%

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$12.24 - $23.83
(Median)
$12
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$32,656 - $52,981  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,235  
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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$31,018 - $52,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.24 - $23.83  
   
Overtime
$9.00 - $34.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,235  
   
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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$31,018 - $52,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $39K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $45K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $44K. Career Services Advisors who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $57K.

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Experience Affects Career Services Advisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

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 10%

National Average
$40,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Counseling
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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