Employment Specialist Salary
For Employment Specialists, hourly average wages total $15.09 per hour. In the world of Employment Specialists, overall cash allowance can sometimes include more than $2K from bonuses, causing incomes to vary widely between $25K and $44K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by career length and the individual firm. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most Employment Specialists survey respondents are women (79 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$27,887 - $47,673|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $2,447|
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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).)
|$24,985 - $44,454|
|Hourly Rate||$11.20 - $19.09|
|Overtime||$10.85 - $31.15|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $2,447|
|Total Pay (||$24,985 - $44,454|
Job Description for Employment Specialist
Employment specialist match current and/or future employees with specific positions within a company. Most specialists look at employees' skill sets and match them to an area that is best suited to the employees' needs and company's goals. This also includes being able to promote, demote, and hire for specific job areas. Employment specialists must listen to the needs of the company and employees, learn how employees' skill sets would affect the company, and ensure that there is a "career profile" for all employees that includes work history, strengths, weaknesses, and other factors. They must also maintain files for employees and/or potential employees, as well as help new employees with training.Read More...
Employment specialists deal with people for the majority of the day, and they must be outgoing, able to build relationships with others, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and have good listening skills. They must also have a basic knowledge of computers to input data and have strong research skills. Most employment specialists work longer than normal business hours hours, so flexibility (such as working later on some days or working on weekends) may be expected or preferred.
Along with these skills, employment specialists must have a bachelor’s degree in health, human service, business administration, or a related field; relevant experience may sometimes be substituted for education.
Employment Specialist Tasks
- Generate interest in employment among candidates.
- Conduct training on topics which may include soft skills and resume writing.
- Guide candidates through employment process, assisting with all facets of job search, placement and employment.
- Assist candidates with developing appropriate social skills and work habits.
- Work with case management staff to develop integrated employment model.
Common Career Paths for Employment Specialist
Employment Specialists sometimes assume positions such as Human Resources Managers. That role pays $59K per year on average. A common career progression for an Employment Specialist is to become a Non-Profit Program Manager or a Human Resources Generalist. Compared to Employment Specialists, the first group earns $11K more on average, and the second group earns $14K more.
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Popular Skills for Employment Specialist
Employment Specialists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Training Program Development, Human Resources, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 18 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Employment for Disabled, Data Entry, and Oral / Verbal Communication. It is often found that people who know Case Management are also skilled in Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Employment Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Employment Specialists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $33K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $35K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Employment Specialists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $40K.
Pay Difference by Location
New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Employment Specialists, 19 percent higher than the national average. Employment Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+17 percent), Washington (+15 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Eugene is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Cleveland and 5 percent less in Columbus, below-median salaries for those in this field.
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