$46,119
Avg. Salary
$19.96
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for an Academic Counselor is $19.96 per hour.

The average pay for an Academic Counselor is $46,119 per year.

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$13.33
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$35.23
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MEDIAN $19.96
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$33k
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$62k
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MEDIAN $46,119
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$0$63K
Salary $33,404 - $61,590
Bonus $2,700
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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$31,933 - $63,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 173
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $13.33 - $35.23
Overtime $27.00
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $2,700
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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$31,933 - $63,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

Job Description for Academic Counselor

Academic counselors are employed by high schools and colleges, advising students to help them find the academic path that fits their aptitude and interests. The counselor offers advice, provides information, and helps assess with a student how their academic track will equip them to find employment after graduation. At a high school level especially, the academic counselor may also be expected to assess whether outside factors (which can be anything from a need for corrective eyewear to distractions at home) are negatively impacting the student's expected achievement level and then offer suggested strategies to help ameliorate these problems.

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Academic Counselor Tasks
  • Interview and advise students on academic requirements, career resources, academic abilities, and goal setting.
  • Prepare advising materials including guides and recruitment materials.
  • Present academic information to orientation groups, potential students, and parents.
  • Monitor academic progress of students.

Academic Counselor Pay By Employer

$0$60K

$50,617

$52,995

$45,000

Academic Counselor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Academic Counselor

Pay by Experience for an Academic Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Academic Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Academic Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Academic Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 19 salaries. An Academic Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

6%

National Average: $45,622

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Academic Counselor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Academic Counselor?

Academic Counselor in Albany:
Pros: I love the people I work with. They are very professional and supportive. The students are the main reason why I love my job. I am helping students get better situated in their transition to college. I mostly interact with Freshmen but I speak to everyone. I love that I get to assist students in their progress towards graduation.
Cons: The worst thing about my job is that I have to sit by and watch some students just fail. I cannot take the tests for them but I am notice their potential to do well. They may not see it at that time but they have what it takes to do well. Some students are lost and have no direction they works towards so I try and help the best I can but sometimes they are not ready to put the hard work that is needed to get where they want to be.

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Key Stats for Academic Counselor

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Academic Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Academic Counselor Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲5%

National Average
$46,000

▼7%

advising
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 7%