Average Career Development Specialist Salary

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The average salary for a Career Development Specialist is $42,162.
MEDIAN $42,162
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$32k - $69k
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$31k - $67k

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Job Description for Career Development Specialist

Career Development Specialist Tasks
  • Develop job and internship opportunities through relationships with employers.
  • Maintain contact pre- and post-job placement.
  • Evaluate career or job readiness, administer tests and surveys .
  • Provide job search training and career strategies.

Job Satisfaction for Career Development Specialist

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Highly Satisfied

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Career Paths

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Career Development Specialist
Assistant Director, Career Services
Director, Career Services
Career Development Director
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Popular Skills for Career Development Specialist

Skills in Counseling, Training Program Development and Professional Coaching are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management and Oral / Verbal Communication.

Pay by Experience Level for Career Development Specialist

An entry-level Career Development Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39,409 based on 15 salaries. An early career Career Development Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,088 based on 195 salaries. A mid-career Career Development Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,754 based on 83 salaries. An experienced Career Development Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,375 based on 71 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,000.
Employees with Career Development Specialist in their job title in Austin, Texas earn an average of 43.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (38.3% more) and Houston, Texas (25.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Raleigh, North Carolina (18.0% less).

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