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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 per year. Compensation ranges between $29K and $49K per year. Women account for the majority of Employment Counselors who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. For the most part, Employment Counselors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,800 - $48,184
(Median)
$30K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,459
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50%
90%

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$13.65 - $24.55
(Median)
$14
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,800 - $48,184  
   
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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$29,492 - $49,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$13.65 - $24.55  
   
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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$29,492 - $49,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Public Speaking and Case Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Employment Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

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
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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