Those pursuing careers as Employment Counselors in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $37K per year. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Employment Counselors making up 78 percent. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,080 - $50,020
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$37K
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MEDIAN: $36,660
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$14.50 - $20.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,080 - $50,020  
   
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$29,391 - $49,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $20.61  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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$29,391 - $49,264  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Job Description for Employment Counselor

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Employment Counselor

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $35K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $37K on average. Employment Counselors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $46K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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Key Stats for Employment Counselor

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
053
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Employment Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Employment Counselor Salaries

Public Speaking
up arrow 8%

Case Management
up arrow 7%

National Average
$37,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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