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
University of West Georgia |

The Career Counselor will work to increase student retention and progression to graduation, encourage student and career development through;...

Student Academic Advisor 4 Job - ESS
University of California Berkeley |

Assist students with identifying academic and career goals and establishing realistic plans to meet them. Study abroad, internships, undergraduate research,...

Career Counselor
College of Charleston |

Participates and assists with Career Center sponsored events, including Career Fairs; And represents the Career Center to schools, departments and/or other...

Football Intern
University of Colorado |

Correspond with HS counselors to secure. If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at....

Academic Advisor
William Rainey Harper College |

Explains stackable career pathways. Collaborates closely with Student Development Faculty Counselors and per established guidelines, determines when students...


Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Payscale.com, Salary.com

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