Career and Employment Counselor Salary
Career and Employment Counselors in the United States take home approximately $41K annually on average. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, close to one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women make up the vast majority of Career and Employment Counselors (81 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Career and Employment Counselor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $38K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $43K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Career and Employment Counselors make a median salary of $48K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $41K.