The average hourly pay for a Camp Counselor is $9.41.
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Job Description for Camp Counselor
A camp counselor is a position that generally works with children in an after-school or summer-long capacity. It is not necessarily required that a camp counselor has a degree, as some camps recruit high school or college-age individuals for the positions. Camp counselors should be outgoing individuals, who are creative, patient, and able to communicate with children. Responsibilities of a camp counselor depend on the nature of the camp itself. Some camps are more geared toward outdoors activit…Read more
Camp Counselor Tasks
- Assist with group supervision of campers.
- Work with other camp staff to promote fun, health, safety and etiquette.
- Assist campers with cleaning and other routine duties.
- Lead small group activities in numerous areas such as art, fitness, and social engagement.
Popular Employer Salaries for Camp Counselor
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Popular Skills for Camp Counselor
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Activities for Children and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Smalltalk, Oral / Verbal Communication and Leadership.
Pay by Experience Level for Camp Counselor
An entry-level Camp Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $8.94 based on 31 salaries. An early career Camp Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.35 based on 157 salaries. A mid-career Camp Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.08 based on 28 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Camp Counselor in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 27.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina (18.4% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.6% less).
Years of Experience
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