$40,962
Avg. Salary
$18.23
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,000

Bonus

$0.00

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Career Development Specialist is $18.23 per hour.

The average pay for a Career Development Specialist is $40,962 per year.

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$13.92
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$18.23
50%
$28.85
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MEDIAN $18.23
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$31k
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$67k
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MEDIAN $40,962
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$0$66K
Salary $31,325 - $66,822
Bonus $0.00 - $7,450
Profit Sharing $0.00
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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$30,766 - $65,269
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 271
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $13.92 - $28.85
Overtime $0.00 - $30.37
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,450
Profit Sharing $0.00
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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$30,766 - $65,269
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 99

Job Description for Career Development Specialist

Career development specialists are hired primarily by universities, but they are also employed by staffing companies and other organizations. Most organizations are searching for applicants who have at least a bachelor's degree in counseling or a related field, although a master's degree is often preferred. Prior experience in the field is helpful, but not a strict requirement.

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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.

Career Development Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Career Development Specialist


Survey results suggest that Career Development Specialists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Training Program Development, Counseling, and Presentations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Case Management. Most people familiar with Counseling also know Case Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Career Development Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Career Development Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Career Development Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 123 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Career Development Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Career Development Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 34 salaries. A Career Development Specialist 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 10 salaries.

Career Development Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Career Development Specialist?

Career Development Specialist in Denver:
"Love my co-workers."
Pros: Progressive atmosphere
Cons: long commutes and heavy traffic

Career Development Specialist in Raleigh:
"Communication and Realistic Expectations are Key."
My advice is to make sure you do give your very best and if you have done that then don't worry about what else happens. There is a lot extreme over documenting which can become stressful because somethings can be forgotten. The skills you obtain are priceless if you take advantage of your position and networking opportunities.

Career Development Specialist in Lexington:
"In HR you need to be a generalist before you specialize."
Always be learning! Keep your national certifications up to date. Add coaching certifications. Be active on Linked In.

Career Development Specialist in Anderson:
"Counseling."
Pros: I enjoy it I help others to find a career path and training if needed. If not I work to find them employment.
Cons: Pay.

Career Development Specialist in Springfield:
Pros: Challenging people to succeds.
Cons: Pay.

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Key Stats for Career Development Specialist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Career Development Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

▲18%

National Average
$40,000

▼1%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Career Development Specialist Salaries

Human Resources
▲6%

National Average
$40,000

Training Program Development
▼1%

▼2%

Presentations
▼3%


Case Management
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 17%