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Academic Advisor Salary

The average salary for an Academic Advisor is $39,544 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$30,454 - $50,080
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$50K
MEDIAN: $39,544
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$11.30 - $23.21
(Median)
$11
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,454 - $50,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,545  
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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$29,860 - $50,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 973
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.30 - $23.21  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,545  
   
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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$29,860 - $50,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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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

  • Sustain contact with students throughout their education journey and guide them towards graduation.
  • Provide mentoring and success strategy counseling services to students.
  • Issue recommendations to the proper department for enhanced student success.
  • Advise students on potential avenues of education based on strengths and interests.
  • Assist with student enrollment and registration.

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Pay by Experience Level for Academic Advisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Academic Advisor Reviews

What is it like working as an Academic Advisor?

Academic Advisor in Springfield:
"Great People."
Pros: I enjoy assisting students in figuring out "what they want to do." I also value the people I work with.
Cons: Overall morale is low.

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Experience Affects Academic Advisor Salaries




National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Academic Advisor Salaries

Teaching
up arrow 6%

Problem Solving
up arrow 3%

Presentations
up arrow 3%

Counseling
up arrow 2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

Organizing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Recruiting
up arrow 3%

advising
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
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