College Career Counselor Salary

For College Career Counselors, yearly average wages total $47K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $33K and $77K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female College Career Counselors make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Most College Career Counselors report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,716 - $74,967
(Median)
$34K
$47K
$75K
MEDIAN: $46,609
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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
$33,716 - $74,967  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$33,119 - $77,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 220
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 - $4,966  
   
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).
)
$33,119 - $77,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $41K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $48K. College Career Counselors bring in $55K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $65K.

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Experience Affects College Career Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 13%
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