Career and Employment Counselor Salary

Median pay for Career and Employment Counselors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $42K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. The vast majority (81 percent) of Career and Employment Counselors who took the survey are female. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,126 - $59,945
$32K
$42K
$60K
MEDIAN: $42,178
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50%
90%

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$13.88 - $46.00
$14
$19
$46
MEDIAN: $19.43
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$0$75K
Salary $32,126 - $59,945
Total Pay (?
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$31,893 - $75,754
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 65
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $13.88 - $46.00
Overtime $35.06
Annual Data $0$75K
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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$31,893 - $75,754
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 44

Job Description for Career and Employment Counselor

  • Interview clients and assist with setting goals, develop resumes, and prepare to enter the workforce.
  • Communicate with clients and employers to provide support services.
  • Understand and apply regulations, laws, and available federal programs to ensure fair and legal access and support.
  • Create job search plans and connect clients with appropriate assistance and agencies.

Common Career Paths for Career and Employment Counselor


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Career and Employment Counselors who transition into an upper level Career Counselor position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Career Counselor makes $41K a year.

Career and Employment Counselor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Career and Employment Counselor

Pay by Experience for a Career and Employment Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level Career and Employment Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Career and Employment Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Career and Employment Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 17 salaries. A Career and Employment Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 12 salaries.

Career and Employment Counselor Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Career and Employment Counselor?

Career and Employment Counselor in Houston:
"Understand that the client really is key to your success."
Be aware of, and accept that everyone does not want to grow, improve, or change. Give all you have to those that are hungry and need to find that perfect job or career. Step back and reevaluate as needed, don't take things so seriously or you will experience burnout.

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Key Stats for Career and Employment Counselor

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Career and Employment Counselor Salaries

Experienced
▲6%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$42,000

Late-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 29%