Career and Employment Counselor Salary

Career and Employment Counselors in the United States take home an average $42K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. The vast majority (84 percent) of Career and Employment Counselors who took the survey are female. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$32,850 - $60,200
$33K
$42K
$60K
MEDIAN: $42,372
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$12.36 - $37.49
$12
$20
$37
MEDIAN: $19.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,850 - $60,200  
   
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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$31,860 - $66,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $37.49  
   
Overtime
$35.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$31,860 - $66,438  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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Job Description for Career and Employment Counselor

  • Interview clients and assist with setting goals, develop resumes, and prepare to enter the workforce.
  • Communicate with clients and employers to provide support services.
  • Understand and apply regulations, laws, and available federal programs to ensure fair and legal access and support.
  • Create job search plans and connect clients with appropriate assistance and agencies.

Common Career Paths for Career and Employment Counselor


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For Career and Employment Counselors, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Career and Employment Counselors earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Career Counselor.

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Pay by Experience Level for Career and Employment Counselor

Pay by Experience for a Career and Employment Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Career and Employment Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Career and Employment Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Career and Employment Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 17 salaries. A Career and Employment Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 12 salaries.

Career and Employment Counselor Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Career and Employment Counselor?

Career and Employment Counselor in Houston:
"Understand that the client really is key to your success."
Be aware of, and accept that everyone does not want to grow, improve, or change. Give all you have to those that are hungry and need to find that perfect job or career. Step back and reevaluate as needed, don't take things so seriously or you will experience burnout.

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Key Stats for Career and Employment Counselor

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Career and Employment Counselor Salaries

Experienced
▲6%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$42,000

Late-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 27%
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