College Career Counselor Salary

Median pay for College Career Counselors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $47K annually. Compensation ranges from $33K on the lower end to $77K per year on the higher end. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, College Career Counselors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female College Career Counselors making up 77 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,683 - $75,036

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$14.87 - $50.63

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,683 - $75,036  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
Total Pay (?
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$33,056 - $77,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $50.63  
   
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).
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$33,056 - $77,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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.


College Career Counselors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $48K. College Career Counselors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $56K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $65K on average.

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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
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 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: 85% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 13%
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