Employment Counselors aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $36K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Employment Counselors is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,225 - $49,398
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$29K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,484
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90%

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$14.79 - $25.83
(Median)
$15
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,225 - $49,398  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,650 - $49,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $25.83  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Total Pay (?
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$29,650 - $49,398  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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.


For Employment Counselors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $35K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $37K. On average, Employment Counselors make $44K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $46K.

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Experience Affects Employment Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Employment Counselor Salaries

Public Speaking
up arrow 9%

Case Management
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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