Career Counselor Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

Median salaries for most career counselors in America fall between $31,253-$57,832. Total compensation including bonuses is between 31,253 and $60,883 a year. Many career counselors will augment their salary by working in special programs during summer months.

Career counselors employed by colleges and universities earn more than those working at high schools. Wages and compensation for career counselors will vary based on experience, location and employer.

For career counselor seeking job opportunities in higher education prospects are bright. Faster than average (34%) job growth expected for school and career counselors employed at colleges, universities and professional schools for several years.

If you want to maximize your earning potential it is important that you earn an advanced degree. More and more employers are requiring that the candidates they interview have a master's degree in a related field or subject.

East Carolina University |

The Counselor will support and promote career programs and events offered by Career Services, including career fairs, on-campus interviewing programs, and other...

Career Development Counselor
New York University |

The NYU Waserman Center for Career Devolpment at SPS is seeking a Career Development Counselor to guide, advise, and support students through the career...

Career Counselor
New York University |

Develop and manage the implementation of career development resources, events, and programs for the Office of Career Development, including web-based services;...

Part-time Career Researcher

The Career Researcher will be required to assist Vocational Counselors with researching job opportunities and training for clients to include in vocational...

Career & Academic Coach
Northeastern University |

Career advising and planning tools such as Burning Glass a plus. Coaches act as subject matter experts to develop and consistently refine personalized,...

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