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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 $35K annually. Compensation ranges between $29K and $49K per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Work is enjoyable for Employment Counselors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,022 - $48,395
(Median)
30K
41K
48K
MEDIAN: $34,861
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75%
90%

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$13.39 - $24.38
(Median)
13
15
19
24
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
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75%
90%

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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,022 - $48,395  
   
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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$29,410 - $49,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$13.39 - $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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$29,410 - $49,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
United States (change)

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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Professional skills reported by Employment Counselors are few in number. Public Speaking and Counseling are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

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Experience Affects Employment Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Employment Counselor Salaries

Public Speaking
up arrow 13%

Counseling
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 8%