An Academic Advisor earns an average salary of $38,858 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Academic Advisor Total Pay (?
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$29,882 - $49,543
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MEDIAN: $38,857
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Academic Advisor Total Pay (?
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$10.29 - $23.40
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,882 - $49,543  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,032  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,460 - $49,666  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 596
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.29 - $23.40  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,032  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,460 - $49,666  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 596
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Job Description for Academic Advisor
Universities and colleges employ academic advisors to help current and incoming students make appropriate decisions regarding their education. The advisor is typically assigned to a specific university department and has a strong knowledge of all requirements for degrees offered in that department. The advisor serves as an information provider, counselor, and facilitator for students.
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Academic Advisor Tasks
  • Assist students in understanding and reaching degree requirements.
  • Assess method of payment for services, initiate processing, may refer to specialist for financial options.
  • Provide outreach to students in danger of not completing degree requirements and identify at-risk scenarios.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff or department.
  • Assist in course registration and planning.
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Pay by Experience Level for Academic Advisor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Riverside
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Boston
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Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
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Tampa
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Houston
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Chicago
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Austin
up arrow 3%
San Diego
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Miami
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National Average
$39,000
Columbus
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Salt Lake City
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Dallas
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Experience Affects Academic Advisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$39,000

Skills That Affect Academic Advisor Salaries

Problem Solving
up arrow 7%
Presentations
up arrow 5%
Counseling
up arrow 2%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%
National Average
$39,000
Recruiting
up arrow 2%
advising
up arrow 7%
Customer Service
up arrow 8%
Organizing
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Gender
Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%
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