A College Career Counselor earns an average salary of $47,911 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$34,471 - $73,873
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$34K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $47,910
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$14.15 - $40.68
(Median)
$14
$19
$41
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,471 - $73,873  
   
Bonus
$500  
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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$33,802 - $74,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 192
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.15 - $40.68  
   
Overtime
$19.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$33,802 - $74,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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.

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Experience Affects College Career Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 50%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect College Career Counselor Salaries

Program Management
up arrow 4%

Counseling
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Public Speaking
up arrow 3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%

Teaching
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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