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College Career Counselor Salary

For College Career Counselors, yearly average wages total $46K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $33K, and the top verges on $78K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female College Career Counselors making up 77 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. For the most part, College Career Counselors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$33,688 - $76,556
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$77K
MEDIAN: $46,207
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$14.90 - $49.08
(Median)
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$20
$49
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,688 - $76,556  
   
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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$33,105 - $77,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $49.08  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $67.66  
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).
)
$33,105 - $77,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of College Career Counselors. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $41K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $47K. College Career Counselors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $53K. College Career Counselors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $67K.

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Experience Affects College Career Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

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 58 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%