Employment Specialist Salary (United States)

An Employment Specialist earns an average salary of $34,398 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Employee Relations and Human Resources. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Employment Specialist Total Pay (?
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$27,152 - $48,705
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MEDIAN: $34,398
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Employment Specialist Total Pay (?
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$10.94 - $18.74
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,152 - $48,705  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,459  
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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$24,581 - $44,923  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 588
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.94 - $18.74  
   
Overtime
$15.98 - $29.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,459  
   
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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$24,581 - $44,923  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 588
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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.
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Employment Specialist Tasks
  • 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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
up arrow 27%
Boston
up arrow 14%
San Diego
up arrow 10%
Seattle
up arrow 9%
New York
up arrow 8%
Portland
up arrow 8%
Minneapolis
up arrow 7%
Chicago
up arrow 5%
Albany
0%
National Average
$32,000
Cleveland
up arrow 1%
Baltimore
up arrow 7%
Eugene
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Experience Affects Employment Specialist Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Employment Specialist Salaries

Employee Relations
up arrow 23%
Case Management
0%
Training Program Development
0%
National Average
$32,000
Customer Service
up arrow 1%
Employment for Disabled
up arrow 2%
Data Entry
up arrow 3%
Training
up arrow 5%
Equal Employment Opportunities
up arrow 5%
Counseling
up arrow 13%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 16%
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