Average Employment Specialist Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Employment Specialist is $15.83.
MEDIAN $15.83
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $21
$125 - $3,987
Profit Sharing
$0 - $500
$0 - $1,800
Total Pay
$25,789 - $46,305

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Job Description for Employment Specialist

Employment Specialist Tasks
  • Generate interest in employment among candidates.
  • Conduct training on topics which may include soft skills and resume writing.
  • Guide candidates through employment process, assisting with all facets of job search, placement and employment.
  • Assist candidates with developing appropriate social skills and work habits.
  • Work with case management staff to develop integrated employment model.

Job Satisfaction for Employment Specialist

4 out of 5
Highly Satisfied

Popular Employer Salaries for Employment Specialist

The top respondents for the job title Employment Specialist are from the companies Goodwill Industries, Chrysalis and Zeeks Pizza. Reported salaries are highest at KRA Corporation where the average pay is $20.60. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Zeeks Pizza and Chrysalis, earning around $18.85 and $18.39, respectively. Country Meadows pays the lowest at around $13.78. Goodwill Industries and Catholic Charities also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.50 and $17.00, respectively.

Career Paths

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Employment Specialist
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Administrative Assistant
Human Resources (HR) Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Employment Specialist

Skills in Case Management, Customer Service and Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry and Employment for Disabled.

Pay by Experience Level for Employment Specialist

An entry-level Employment Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.55 based on 75 salaries. An early career Employment Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.44 based on 723 salaries. A mid-career Employment Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.01 based on 260 salaries. An experienced Employment Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.30 based on 192 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Employment Specialist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 22.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (21.0% more) and Portland, Oregon (12.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (7.1% less) and Cleveland, Ohio (5.6% less).

Years of Experience

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