College Career Counselor Salary

For College Career Counselors, annual average wages total $47K per year. Earnings generally vary between $33K and $77K per year. Career length 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 (77 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,446 - $75,036
(Median)
$33K
$47K
$75K
MEDIAN: $46,540
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$14.90 - $50.36
(Median)
$15
$21
$50
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,446 - $75,036  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
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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$32,897 - $77,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $50.36  
   
Overtime
$9.83 - $61.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
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).
)
$32,897 - $77,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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

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

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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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $41K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $48K. College Career Counselors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $55K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $65K.

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Experience Affects College Career Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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