Employment Counselor Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Employment Counselors in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $35K annually. Pay ranges from $30K on the low end to $49K per year on the high end. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of Employment Counselors (61 percent) who took the survey are female. Most Employment Counselors report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,904 - $47,543
(Median)
$30K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,290
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$13.62 - $24.63
(Median)
$14
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,904 - $47,543  
   
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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$29,537 - $48,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$13.62 - $24.63  
   
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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$29,537 - $48,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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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 report a focused set of job skills. Public Speaking and Case Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 13 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Employment Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Employment Counselor Salaries

Public Speaking
up arrow 13%

Case Management
up arrow 10%

Counseling
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 7%