Entry-Level Career Counselor Salary

Entry-Level Career Counselors are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $40K per year on average. The vast majority of Entry-Level Career Counselors (81 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,546 - $53,186
$33K
$41K
$53K
MEDIAN: $40,534
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50%
90%

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$13.91 - $31.03
$14
$17
$31
MEDIAN: $17.44
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$0$54K
Salary $32,546 - $53,186
Bonus $509
Total Pay (?
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$31,841 - $54,539
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 256
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $13.91 - $31.03
Overtime $28.50
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $509
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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$31,841 - $54,539
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53

Career Counselor Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,173

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Career Counselors, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Career Counselors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), Denver (+5 percent), and Houston (+4 percent). Entry-Level Career Counselors in Austin make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Minneapolis and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

Career Counselor Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Career Counselor in Indianapolis:
Choose a university with resources and a reputation of well run offices and upward mobility. Otherwise, the higher ed system will frustrate you with its lack of nimbleness and ability to offer good services within an appropriate amount of time.

Key Stats for Career Counselor

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
19%

Skills That Affect Career Counselor Salaries

Leadership
▲4%


Teaching
▲1%

Assessment
▲1%

Counseling
▼0%

Event Planning
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

advising
▼1%

Case Management
▼2%

Public Speaking
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 11%