Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Career Counselor is $47,149
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Career Counselors?
An entry-level Career Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,901 based on 19 salaries. An early career Career Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,142 based on 269 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Career Counselors Do?
Career counselors help their clients find appropriate career paths and available positions. Their duties include administering personality, interest and aptitude tests; advising students and other clients on particular courses and educational requirements for different jobs; discuss options with clients who want a career change; and evaluate clients' educational and work backgrounds. These counselors also help clients find the right schools and programs for their needs, help find financial …Read more
- 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.