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 annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $30K to $50K per year. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Female Employment Counselors are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (63 percent) are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Employment Counselors. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,794 - $49,733
(Median)
$30K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,741
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90%

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

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,794 - $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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Employment Counselors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Public Speaking and Case Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Employment Counselor

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


Employment Counselors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $34K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $36K. For Employment Counselors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $39K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $42K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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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