Career and Employment Counselor Salary

Career and Employment Counselors in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $36K annually. Compensation ranges from $29K on the lower end to $61K per year on the higher end. Most Career and Employment Counselors like their work and job satisfaction is high. More than half of Career and Employment Counselors (65 percent) survey participants are women. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly more than a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,413 - $53,352

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$12.60 - $31.94

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,413 - $53,352  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,394  
Total Pay (?
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$28,542 - $61,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $31.94  
   
Overtime
$2.17 - $43.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,394  
   
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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$28,542 - $61,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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Job Description for Career and Employment Counselor

  • 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.
  • Interview clients and assist with setting goals, develop resumes, and prepare to enter the workforce.
  • Communicate with clients and employers to provide support services.

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Experience Affects Career and Employment Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 22%
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