$42,767
Avg. Salary
$18.60
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Career Advisor is $18.60 per hour.

The average pay for a Career Advisor is $42,767 per year.

$13.23
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$18.60
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$29.37
90%
MEDIAN $18.60
$33k
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$60k
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MEDIAN $42,767
$33,068 - $59,634
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MEDIAN: $42,767
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$0$60K
Salary $33,068 - $59,634
Bonus $783 - $7,149
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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$31,490 - $60,006
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 476
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $13.23 - $29.37
Overtime $30.73
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $783 - $7,149
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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$31,490 - $60,006
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 143

Job Description for Career Advisor

Career advisors help students and/or other job seekers find opportunities and training to secure employment within their chosen field. They help clients find the right career choices by analyzing their skills, interests, and mental and physical aptitudes for various professions. Career advisors also help their clients perfect job hunting techniques, create effective resumes, and develop interview skills.

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Career Advisor Tasks
  • Counsel students on career planning and job search strategies while facilitating the creation of viable long-term career goals.
  • Arrange job fairs, seminars, and lectures that will connect students to companies and provide valuable information regarding future career options.
  • Maintain relationships with local employers in order to create links between students and companies that can lead to eventual employment or internship opportunities.
  • Conduct mock interviews and assist students with the creation of resumes and cover letters.

Career Advisor Pay By Employer

$0$50K

$49,979

Common Career Paths for Career Advisor


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Career Advisors who move on to become Directors of Career Services may enjoy significant pay raises, as Directors of Career Services get paid an average of $54K per year.

Career Advisor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Career Advisor

Pay by Experience for a Career Advisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Career Advisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 199 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Career Advisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Career Advisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 58 salaries. A Career Advisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 16 salaries.

Career Advisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Career Advisor?

Career Advisor:
Great. Beautiful campus. I work with a good team. Each college is very different in dealing with things; very decentralized. There could be more transparent conversations when staff start and leave positions.

Career Advisor in Tampa:
"Help graduates develope professionally and assist job search."
Pros: Talking with and advising the graduates on professionalism and work place etiquette. Building relationships and report with both graduates and employers. The feeling of satisfaction knowing that you helped someone achieve their dreams and grow professionally to the point their lives are changed forever.
Cons: The metrics do not work for all areas of the country. The Metrics should be based on Territory and demographics. Dealing with graduates that are not motivated and do not put in effort in finding themselves work but still being expected to help them find work even when they are not wanting to.

Career Advisor in New York:
"Perks."
Pros: Assisting career seekers with resume, interview skills, job search strategies.
Cons: The salary.

Career Advisor in Hillsboro:
"Set your own schedule, independent work, out of office,"
Pros: I get to help adults with disabilities find jobs.
Cons: I have to manage a very diverse base of clients with multiple mental or physical barriers. It is very stressful and requires a lot of flexibility in scheduling appointments and tracking client progress. I have to be a cheerleader and mother hen.... Sometimes even a little bit of Tough Love comes into play when a client is having trouble focusing on the task. I am also the link between the employment community and my clients. I have to keep up on job openings and make sure that job applications are finished correctly.

Career Advisor in Atlanta:
"That raises were far and few between."
Learn as much as you can about theory and get your PhD if you plan to work in the University System.

Career Advisor in Washington:
"Be Sure To Have Full Administrative Support."
Prepare a working plan, exercise the discipline of being highly organized while at the same time to be highly adaptable.

Career Advisor in Roanoke:
Pros: Direct interaction with students and the ability to see the "light bulb go off." I enjoy working in the higher education environment.
Cons: Some politics/bureaucracy which can be true in any organization. Limited scope to my function with students.

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Key Stats for Career Advisor

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Career Advisor Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

▲12%

▲3%

National Average
$42,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Career Advisor Salaries

Recruiting
▲33%

Community Outreach / Activism
▲7%

Program Development
▲7%

Event Planning
▲4%


▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Public Speaking
▼1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼5%

advising
▼6%

Case Management
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 14%