May 03, 2017 | By NACE Staff
TAGS: compensation, surveys, benchmarks, spotlight
Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
Outside of vacation days—which vary by years of service—career services practitioners received an average of 12 paid holidays and nine other days off last year, according to results of NACE’s 2016-17 Career Services Compensation Report.
The average number of paid holidays was more or less the standard across the different types of schools. (See Figure 1.) However, the average of “other” days off ranged from 12 at larger master’s colleges and universities to five at medium master’s colleges and universities. (See Figure 2.)
On average, employees earned 16 days of vacation after one year of employment, 17 days after three years, 20 days after five years, and 22 days after 10 years. These figures varied both between different types of schools and within different types, indicating that policies regarding tenure-based vacation accruement are institution-specific.
NACE’s 2016-17 Career Services Compensation Report survey was conducted among NACE college members from September 21, 2016, until January 20, 2017. It was sent to 1,900 institutions; responses were received from 729 member institutions—a 38.4 percent response rate. Highlights from the 2016-17 Career Services Compensation Report are available on NACEWeb. Participating members can access the full report through MyNACE.
Figure 1: Number of Paid Holidays, by Carnegie Classification
Figure 2: Number of Days of Other Time Off, by Carnegie Classification
Figure 3: Average Number of Vacation Days Earned, by Years of Experience and Carnegie Classification
Percent of staff time spent student-facing
Median number of FTE professional staff
Median number of students per professional staff member
Percent of budget spent on personnel costs
Percent of career centers with employer partnership programs
Percent of career center leaders with title “executive director”
2019-20 Career Services Benchmark Survey Report