Career and Employment Counselor Salary

Pay for Career and Employment Counselors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $41K per year. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Career and Employment Counselors who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$32,428 - $56,785
$32K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,436
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$11.63 - $35.14
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$35
MEDIAN: $19.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,428 - $56,785  
   
Total Pay (?
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$31,582 - $63,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $35.14  
   
Overtime
$19.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Total Pay (?
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$31,582 - $63,833  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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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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Career and Employment Counselors who go on to become Career Counselors may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Career Counselor, an upper-level role, pays $41K.

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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
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Career and Employment Counselor Salaries

Experienced
▲8%

Mid-Career
▲7%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 26%
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