The average salary for an Academic Advisor is $39,819 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.

$31,806 - $51,228
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$32K
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$51K
MEDIAN: $39,818
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$13.03 - $24.36
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$31,806 - $51,228  
   
Bonus
$450.00 - $6,750  
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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$31,225 - $51,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 867
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.03 - $24.36  
   
Overtime
$16.92 - $45.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$450.00 - $6,750  
   
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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$31,225 - $51,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,833

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Academic Advisor Reviews

What is it like working as an Academic Advisor?

Academic Advisor in Little Rock:
Pros: The ability to make, and see, a difference in students. The position of advocacy for students and the trust they place in you.
Cons: The work / life balance is difficult, it's hard to set those limits to keep yourself from burnout. The pay is low.

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
$40,000


Skills That Affect Academic Advisor Salaries

Event Planning
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Teaching
up arrow 5%

Training
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
up arrow 3%

Problem Solving
up arrow 2%

Presentations
up arrow 2%

Counseling
0%

National Average
$40,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Organizing
up arrow 2%

advising
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Online Education
up arrow 5%

Public Speaking
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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