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Career and Employment Counselor Salary

Career and Employment Counselors in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $36K annually on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $28K to $62K per year. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Female Career and Employment Counselors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 68 percent of professionals. Most Career and Employment Counselors report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$28,964 - $53,007
(Median)
$29K
$36K
$53K
MEDIAN: $36,078
10%
50%
90%

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$12.26 - $37.19
(Median)
$12
$18
$37
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,964 - $53,007  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
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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$27,957 - $61,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $37.19  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $35.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
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).
)
$27,957 - $61,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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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 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 23%
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