Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Academic Counselor is $46,724
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Academic Counselors?
An entry-level Academic Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $38,293 based on 9 salaries. An early career Academic Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,637 based on 88 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Academic Counselors Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.