College Career Counselors in the United States take home an average $48K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most College Career Counselors report high levels of job satisfaction. Female College Career Counselors make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,471 - $73,873
$34K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $47,910
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$14.15 - $40.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,471 - $73,873  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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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

  • 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


Survey results show that College Career Counselors use a fair number of 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 and Oral / Verbal Communication. Most people skilled in Counseling are similarly competent in Public Speaking.

Pay by Experience Level for College Career Counselor

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


College Career Counselors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $42K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $47K. On average, College Career Counselors make $52K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $69K.

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Key Stats for College Career Counselor

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
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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%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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