Employment Counselor Salary

Pay for Employment Counselors in the United States is very modest at just $36K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $30K to $48K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Employment Counselors. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. Female Employment Counselors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 62 percent of professionals. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$29,875 - $47,215
(Median)
$30K
$36K
$47K
MEDIAN: $35,586
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$13.71 - $24.38
(Median)
$14
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,875 - $47,215  
   
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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$29,608 - $48,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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$29,608 - $48,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 report a narrow range of specific skills. 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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $36K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $34K. Employment Counselors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $37K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Employment Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

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
47%
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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