Employment Counselor Salary

Employment Counselors in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $36K per year. Compensation ranges between $30K and $48K per year. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. Most Employment Counselors report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Employment Counselors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,819 - $47,543
(Median)
$30K
$36K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,574
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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
$29,819 - $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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$29,562 - $48,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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$29,562 - $48,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Public Speaking and Case Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Employment Counselor

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $34K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $36K. On average, Employment Counselors make $40K following one to two decades on the job. 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 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 9%

Counseling
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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