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.

Career Counselor
The Ohio State University |

Experience in career counseling; The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law is currently seeking a Law Career Counselor....

ACE Student Success Counselors (7 Vacancies)
VA State University |

Utilizes career assessment tools as appropriate; Will coach and advise undergraduate students and alumni regarding the career planning process and career...

High School Guidance Counselor
Saint Vincent Ferrer High School |

The position involves career and college counseling, personal counseling and a familiarity with various types of learning challenges....

Career Counselor
University of Virginia |

The Career Counselor will be supervised by and work in conjunction with the Director for Career Counseling, Advising and Communities....

Mental Health Clinician
University of Colorado |

Must possess and maintain a Certified Addictions Counselor II (CAC II) or higher. Accepted electronically ONLY at....

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