Academic Advisor Salary

The average salary for an Academic Advisor is $40,097 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.

$31,935 - $51,496
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$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $40,097
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$13.26 - $24.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$31,935 - $51,496  
   
Bonus
$408.51 - $7,830  
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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$31,341 - $51,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 787
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.26 - $24.61  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $45.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$408.51 - $7,830  
   
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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$31,341 - $51,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Academic Advisor

Pay by Experience for an Academic Advisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Academic Advisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 625 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Academic Advisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 258 salaries. An experienced Academic Advisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 113 salaries. An Academic Advisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,063

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Academic Advisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Academic Advisor?

Academic Advisor in Tallahassee:
Pros: My favorite part of my job is the interaction with students.
Cons: My least favorite part is feeling like I'm not getting compensated for what I'm worth and the irony of working in higher education where their business is encouraging students to fulfill their dreams of creating a better life for themselves with a degree and they're paying their employees such poor wages.

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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Key Stats for Academic Advisor

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Academic Advisor Salaries

▲14%

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$40,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Academic Advisor Salaries

Event Planning
▲9%

Microsoft Office
▲8%

Teaching
▲4%

advising
▲3%

Training
▲3%

Recruiting
▲2%

Problem Solving
▲1%

Presentations
▲1%

Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

▼1%


▼2%

Online Education
▼5%

Public Speaking
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 7%