College Career Counselor Salary

For College Career Counselors, yearly average wages total $47K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most College Career Counselors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Female College Career Counselors make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$34,994 - $70,578
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$47K
$71K
MEDIAN: $47,056
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$14.64 - $49.07
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$0$72K
Salary $34,994 - $70,578
Bonus $485.81 - $4,966
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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$34,260 - $72,485
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 251
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $14.64 - $49.07
Overtime $36.48
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $485.81 - $4,966
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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$34,260 - $72,485
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

Job Description for College Career Counselor

A college career counselor works in a college or university, helping students identify a career path that best fits their interests, experience, and major. They must also discuss the requirements for particular careers with students, and they must have contacts and resources for any additional student needs; this might include resources related to additional counseling and interview preparation, among other areas. Some college career counselor positions may require providing students with personal counseling as well. Generally, these counselors work full time in an office setting on a college or university campus.

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College Career Counselor Tasks

  • Interview students to develop career plans and work towards the requirements.
  • Support students in attaining and maintaining emotional well-being.
  • Administer, analyze and interpret skills and aptitude tests.
  • Identify and connect students with training, mentors and other opportunities.

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Popular Skills for College Career Counselor


Survey takers who work as College Career Counselors typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Program Management, Counseling, Public Speaking, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Teaching, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Public Speaking. Most people familiar with Counseling also know Public Speaking.

Pay by Experience Level for College Career Counselor

Pay by Experience for a College Career Counselor has a positive trend. An entry-level College Career Counselor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 147 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A College Career Counselor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced College Career Counselor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 46 salaries. A College Career Counselor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for College Career Counselor

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects College Career Counselor Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$46,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect College Career Counselor Salaries

Program Management
▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Public Speaking
▼9%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼11%

Teaching
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 15%