Employment Counselor Salary

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 $36K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $30K and $50K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Employment Counselors survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,794 - $49,733
(Median)
$30K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,741
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50%
90%

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$13.89 - $24.38
(Median)
$14
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,794 - $49,733  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,104  
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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$29,587 - $49,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$13.89 - $24.38  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,104  
   
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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$29,587 - $49,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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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Pay by Experience Level for Employment Counselor

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


Employment Counselors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $36K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $34K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $39K. Employment Counselors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $42K.

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Experience Affects Employment Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Employment Counselor Salaries

Public Speaking
up arrow 11%

Case Management
up arrow 10%

Counseling
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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