Employment Counselor Salary

Employment Counselors aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $36K per year. Earnings sit near $30K on the lower side but can approach $48K per year on the higher side. The majority of Employment Counselors (62 percent) who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction for Employment Counselors is high. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,893 - $47,111  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,085  
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$29,623 - $48,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$13.71 - $24.38  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,085  
   
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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$29,623 - $48,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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Job Description for Employment Counselor

  • Assist candidates with developing appropriate social skills and work habits.
  • Work with case management staff to develop integrated employment model.
  • Guide candidates through employment process, assisting with all facets of job search, placement and employment.
  • Generate interest in employment among candidates.
  • Conduct training on topics which may include soft skills and resume writing.

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Employment Counselors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Public Speaking and Case Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 11 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Employment Counselor

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $34K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $36K. Employment Counselors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Employment Counselors who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $37K.

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Experience Affects Employment Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Employment Counselor Salaries

Public Speaking
up arrow 12%

Case Management
up arrow 11%

Counseling
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 6%
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