Pay for College Career Counselors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $47K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most College Career Counselors survey respondents are women (74 percent). Job satisfaction for College Career Counselors is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,520 - $73,466
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MEDIAN: $46,868
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$14.57 - $35.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,520 - $73,466  
   
Bonus
$509  
Total Pay (?
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$33,967 - $74,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.57 - $35.75  
   
Overtime
$46.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$509  
   
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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$33,967 - $74,199  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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Job Description for College Career Counselor

A college career counselor works in a college or university, helping students identify a career path that best fits their interests, experience, and major. They must also discuss the requirements for particular careers with students, and they must have contacts and resources for any additional student needs; this might include resources related to additional counseling and interview preparation, among other areas. Some college career counselor positions may require providing students with personal counseling as well. Generally, these counselors work full time in an office setting on a college or university campus.

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College Career Counselor Tasks

  • Interview students to develop career plans and work towards the requirements.
  • Support students in attaining and maintaining emotional well-being.
  • Administer, analyze and interpret skills and aptitude tests.
  • Identify and connect students with training, mentors and other opportunities.

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Popular Skills for College Career Counselor


College Career Counselors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Program Management, Counseling, Public Speaking, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Teaching, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Public Speaking. Those familiar with Counseling also tend to know Public Speaking.

Pay by Experience Level for College Career Counselor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many College Career Counselors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $41K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $47K on average. For College Career Counselors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $64K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for College Career Counselor

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
044
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects College Career Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect College Career Counselor Salaries

Program Management
up arrow 5%


National Average
$46,000

Public Speaking
up arrow 8%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 10%

Teaching
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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