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Employment Counselor Salary

Employment Counselors aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $35K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $30K and $49K per year. There are more female Employment Counselors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Job satisfaction for Employment Counselors is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,821 - $48,077
(Median)
$30K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $35,372
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50%
90%

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

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,821 - $48,077  
   
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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$29,509 - $48,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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$29,509 - $48,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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 usually report a few specific 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
$35,000

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
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
17%
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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